Pete Lester of Ames


A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at the First Christian Church in Perry for Peter “Pete” Lester, 57, of Ames. Visitation will be held Friday, June 3 starting at 3 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 5–7 p.m. at Murdock Funeral Home.

Pete passed away May 21, 2016, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Survivors include his wife, Holly Lester of Ames; one son, Joey Lester of Cedar Falls; his mother, Marlene Lester of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and his sister, Trish (Randy) Appenzeller of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Memorials may be directed, in his name, to the Israel Family Hospice House or the Gilbert Boys Golf Team. Online condolences may be left at


  1. Dear Holly, Marlene and family: You have my deep condolences on the loss of your husband and son (father, brother and uncle.) It seems he left this world so young as have others that were also in the class of ’77. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace, Pete. Your classmate, RaNae Beers Ellett


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