Lester Donald  Mollenkopf
Lester Donald Mollenkopf, 90 of Villa Maria, Pennsylvania passed away on Nov. 5, 2019, at his residence.
Lester was born in North Beaver Township on April 7, 1929, a son of the late Daniel and Clara (Sipe) Mollenkopf.
He was a graduate of North Beaver High School.
He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Lester married the former Jane Graff on May 1, 1965, and she survives him.
After the war, Lester was employed as a millwright for the Bessemer Cement Company, which became SME, and then was purchased by ESSROC. He retired in 1991.
Lester was baptized and raised in the Presbyterian faith. He was a past member of the Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the Bessemer Croatian Club.
Lester had a passion for farming and gardening, he enjoyed being outdoors in the fields, he would help local farmers whenever they needed him. Lester also ran his stump grinding business.
He leaves behind his wife, Jane, at home; his sons, Gary Mollenkopf from Sequin, Texas, and Danny (Yvette) Mollenkopf of Ellwood City; his daughter, Paige (Gary) Selasky of Macomb, Michigan; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Lester was preceded in death by his son, David, and half-brother, Harvey Mollenkopf.
Visitation and services are scheduled for Thursday Nov. 7, 2019, at the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home at 203 Oak St. in Bessemer. Family will receive guests from 2:30 to 5 p.m., followed by a 5 p.m. service. Concluding service will be by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
Lester will be laid to rest in the Mount Jackson Presbyterian Cemetery.
Published on November 5, 2019


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