Lester "Bum" A. Malleck, age 88, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
He was born March 2, 1920, to Toney and Fay Marie Catherine (McCool) Malleck in Indianola. He graduated from Indianola Public School in 1936.
He was inducted into the U. S. Army on June 23, 1942, and served with the 3rd Infantry serving under General Patton. He received a Purple Heart, and was honorably discharged on May 25, 1944.
He was a member of the Indianola Harris Martin VFW Post No. 5826.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Toney and Fay; wife, Wanda on April 17, 2002; brother, Harold; and sister, Beulah.
He is survived by his sons, Griff Malleck and wife, Vickie of McCook, David Malleck and wife, Meredith of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Cathy Warner of Indianola and Pam Nokes and husband, Ray of McCook; brother, Alfred Malleck and wife, Peg of Brighton, Colo; sister, Fay Uerling of Loveland, Colo; five grandchildren, Jeff Hager, Brooke Hager, Sloan Malleck, Garrett Nokes and Justin Nokes; and one great-grandson, Trevor Nokes.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Southwest FFA at Indianola.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be in the Indianola Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m., and Thursday 9 a.m. -- 8 p.m.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.