Lester Underwood from the Black Swamp club passes
Lester Underwood, 87, passed away peacefully at home on July 2. He loved cars and received his driver’s license at age 14. At 15, he was dealt a major setback when he was stricken with polio. His family brought him home from the hospital in an iron lung. In spite of this, his classmates and teachers helped him with his studies and he graduated from Mt. Zion School in 1943. Lester had many challenges in life, but he would overcome them one-by-one. He farmed the farm his grandfather purchased in 1898. In his early years, he was a radio and TV serviceman, setting up the Bucyrus Twp. VFD with their first radio communication. His family has held on to an 1881Columbia high wheel bicycle, leading him to fellow enthusiasts in the Wheelmen club. His children are often seen riding the bike to this day.
A funeral service was held on July 8 at Wise Funeral Home in Bucyrus. Lester had asked that is final ride, to the cemetery, be on the family’s 1916 Maxwell truck. Following behind the Maxwell were a 1928 Plymouth, 1934 Plymouth, 1956 Dodge, 1954 DeSoto, 1962 Ford (Armstrong) 1956 DeSoto (Walters). Our deepest sympathy goes to Barbara, Brian Susan, Milton and Dawn and Grace, Hannah and Abby.