Lester Paup Jr.


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Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 7:25 pm
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Lester Paup Jr., 66, of Moline, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park, Moline. Memorials can be made to American Lung Association.
Les was born on March 27, 1946, in Moline, the son of Lester and Josephine Fritz Paup. He married Jean Nimrick on June 15, 1968, in Rock Island.
Les retired in 1997 from the Rock Island Arsenal, after 26 years as a machine operator.
Les was a member of Iowa State Pool Players Association. He enjoyed fishing, watching his grandson, Tyler, play baseball and was an avid Chicago Bulls fan.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; daughter, Cynthia Paup, Moline; son, Lester (Jody) Paup III, Moline; and his grandson, Tyler Paup.
Condolences may be left at www.raffertyfunerals.com.












 




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