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Lester "Les" Therkilsen

January 5, 1929 — June 4, 2017

Lester “Les” Therkilsen, 88, of Springfield died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from the United Methodist Church in Springfield. Burial will be held at a later date in the Congregational Cemetery, Comfrey. Visitation will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, from 4 until 7 p.m., and will continue on Saturday, from 10 until 11 a.m., all at the United Methodist Church in Springfield. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com. Lester Orville Therkilsen, the son of Marinus and Agnes (Anderson) Therkilsen, was born January 5, 1929. The country school he attended through the eighth grade was located immediately to the east of their homeplace and was an easy walk, even in the winter. Les was responsible for carrying a pail of fresh water from the farm back to the schoolhouse each day after he had been home for noon lunch. The school kids...
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