Lester W. Pipkorn

Lester W. Pipkorn of Grafton found peace on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, at the age of 90.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. this evening, April 24, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., in Cedarburg.

In-state at the church today, from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.

Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mueller Funeral Home of Grafton is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Lester was born in Freistadt on June 29, 1917, the son of Fred and Ella (nee Friede) Pipkorn.

On April 19, 1947, he married Mary Lou Dalton at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

After retirement, Lester and Mary Lou traveled to Florida and Arizona but, in 2002, declining health brought them back to Grafton.

Lester enjoyed his daily walks and loved to play bingo. He resided at Washington Heights for 2 and a half years.

Lester is survived by his cherished children Linda (Brian) Marbach of East Quogue, N.Y., Carol (Colin) Van Sluys of Grafton and Jean (Robert) Rieck of Grafton. He is the proud grandfather of Brian Jr. Marbach of East Quogue, N.Y., Chandra (Kenny) Tassin of New Orleans, La., Cary (Jean) Van Sluys of Grafton, Kyle (Jessica) Van Sluys of Grafton, Kraig Van Sluys of Port Washington, Kristin (Shaun) Voigt of Oostburg and Ryan Rieck of Grafton; and the loving "great-poppa" of Gavin and Tyler Van Sluys. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Lester was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Lou; and his brothers Melvin and Arnold.

Memorials to the First Im-manuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg are appreciated.

For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.