Lucy Chestelson

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lucy Chestelson, 91, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and formerly of Cornell, Iowa, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids.

Burial will be in Garfield Township Cemetery in Webb.

A visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. to greet visitors.

Lucy Maryett Chestelson, daughter of Jason and Elizabeth Crouse Logan, was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Spencer. She was educated in Marathon. She married Elmer Carl Chestelson, Sr. Nov. 14, 1935. They made their home in Cornell, where she lived for 71 years. After 60 years of marriage, Elmer died on Dec. 20, 1995. Lucy moved to Oskaloosa in 2006 to be near her daughter. Lucy was baptized and was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids and attended St. John Lutheran Church after moving to Oskaloosa. As a member of the First Lutheran Church she served as a mentor for confirmation groups and assisted the pastor in serving communion to the area shut-ins. She will be remembered as a faithful servant to the church. She was also a member of the Sioux Rapids Historical Society and the Jolly Elders Club. Lucy enjoyed crafts and knitting and spending time with her family.

Lucy's family includes a daughter, Janet (Gary) Halverson of Oskaloosa; a son, Carl (Jean) Chestelson of San Dimas, Calif.; grandsons: Todd Halverson of Oskaloosa and Eric Chestelson of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a granddaughter, Ann (Jim) Strawn of Clive, Iowa; four great-grandchildren: Zachary and Dillon Chestelson and Emily and Sam Strawn; a sister, Pauleen Davis of Kansas City, Kansas; and a special niece, Pat (Bill) Eveland of Gardner, Kansas.

Besides her parents and her husband, Lucy was preceded in death by four sisters: Beulah Sassman, Myrtle Logan, Ida Trenary and an infant sister, Isabelle Logan.

Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church or St. John Lutheran Church.