Condolence & Memory Journal

Elaine, I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He and your Mom were wonderful neighbors and always had kind things to say. I have fond memories of stopping there and having coffee....we always had a lot of things to talk about. Anthony enjoyed going there and playing with Justin, too! Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Cecil Bruhl - Eagle Grove, IA - Friend and former neighbor   August 15, 2015

So sorry to hear of Chester's passing. Our favorite memory of Chester is the mission trip to Red Bird Mission. When Chester spoke, he always had something that was worth listening too. We will never forget how the youth that were with us on that trip moved to sit closer to Chester at the campfire when he started to speak. He will be missed.

Posted by Charlie & Judy Swanson - Dayton, IA - Friends   July 25, 2015

My grandfather was Leonard Nelson. He used to help Chester farm a very long time ago. As kids, Grandpa would take us out to the farm and Ilene would make such fuss over us. My mom, Maryann Lumsden, always got so excited when she talked about the Youngrens. What a nice loving couple they were. My grandfather and Chester are having a good chat about how far the farming industry has come. My grandpa was so upset about the new tractors and all the fancy gadgets on them, not to mention the price. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers!

Posted by Kathy Nelsn - Fort Dodge, IA   July 22, 2015

My parents knew Chester & Ilene many years ago. I just met them about 10 years ago. Always enjoyed visiting with them at church dinners both in Lehigh & Pilot Mound. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Shirley Ericksons - Boone, IA - Friend   July 20, 2015


So sorry for loss he was a great neighbor and will be missed

Posted by Cathy Campbell - FORT Dodge, IA - friend   July 19, 2015

Lots of fond memories with Chester showing us his antiques in the little house on the farm... he had a great eye and an appreciation for quality...

Posted by Char Gustafson - Pleasant Hill, IA - friend   July 18, 2015

When we came to town I knew Chester as the man with the mutton chops. He was a very nice man and will be missed by many. My sympathy to the family.

Posted by Karen Swanson - Dayton, IA   July 18, 2015

So very sorry to hear of Chester's passing. My sympathy to the family. Chester used to come into my office at DeKalb in Boone a lot and was always a such a pleasant person to work with. Have thought of him often in the past years.

Posted by Martha Hilsabeck - Boone, IA   July 17, 2015