Lester V. Elder, age 72, of Wisconsin Dells, died on Monday, November 29, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on August 2, 1949 in Reedsburg, the son of Wilbur and Mary (Zubrod) Elder. On January 10, 1970, he was married to the former Sally J. Curtin. Lester worked in construction from concrete to roofing and everything in between. He will also be remembered for tinkering with cars and engines, being an avid NASCAR fan and spending time with his family. Les was an active and faithful member of Living Hope Church in Baraboo.
Survivors include his wife: Sally; seven children: Nicole (Robin) McDonough, of Lake Delton; Chad (Laura) Elder, of Reedsburg; Beth (Peter) Nowak, of Lake Delton; Scott (Amy) Elder, of Wonewoc; Leslie (Aaron) Jennings, of Colorado Springs, CO; Nathan (Allison) Elder, of Baraboo and Tony Elder, of St. Paul, MN; nine grandchildren: three great grandchildren; three siblings: Bill Elder, of Columbus; Betty (Steve) Jasper, of Winthrop Harbor, IL and David (Linda) Elder, of Marshfield; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son: Michael and a brother: Richard Elder.
Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Living Hope Church in rural Baraboo with Pastor Dave Bauman officiating. There will be a visitation from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.
The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.