Lester H. Prether

January 18, 1926March 7, 2014
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Prether, Lester H., age 88, passed away Friday March 7, 2014. Lester served in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during W.W. II. He recently was taken to the W.W. II Memorial in Washington as part of the Honor Flight Program. He was active locally in the American Legion in Miamisburg and the Kettering VFW post. He was past president of the Centerville Kiwanis Club; and served as a scout master to the Alpha, OH Boy Scout Troop. Lester was especially proud of serving as president of the Miami Valley Auto Dealers Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alice Prether, four sisters, Barbara, Anna Mary, Beulah and Carol; He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Leslie (Jeffrey) Stricker, Amy Prether, Debbie (Thom) Shaffer, and Karen (Jeff) Wright; four brothers, James, Richard, Edward, and David Prether; and nine grandchildren; Visitation will be Friday March 14th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Tobias Funeral Home 5471 Far Hills Ave. (Far Hills and Rahn). Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steve Swisher officiating. Interment will be in David’s Cemetery. Donations in Lester’s memory may be forwarded to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family wishes to express their gratitude to St. Leonard’s Care Center for their loving care, especially to Gayle his nurse and loving friend. Online condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 15, 2014

Lester H. Prether

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Joe Capone

March 25, 2014

Amy, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.

March 18, 2014

Amy, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. Please know that you are in our thoughts at prayers.
Tom and Heather Dunn

March 18, 2014

Amy, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, and I'm thinking of you and your family and sending healing thoughts during this time. Diane Gold (Falls Church, VA)

Tiffaney Thomas

March 18, 2014

Amy, so sorry for your lost... May God bless you and your family during your time of need.

March 17, 2014

Amy - So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. So glad he got to the WWII Memorial.

Debbie Bice

Butch and Nancy Fuller

March 14, 2014

Condolences to Amy and her family. Prayers for comfort.

March 14, 2014

Sincere condolences to the family. I have the honor of working with Mr. Prether's daughter Amy and I have her and her loved ones in my thoughts at this difficult time. Alan Beyer, Springfield, VA.

Kimberly Hudson

March 14, 2014

Deepest sympathies from Amy Prether's colleagues at the Social Security Administration.

John Stovall

March 10, 2014

I am so sorry to here that Lester has passed. I was a next door neighbor to Les and Carol for about 7 or 8 years. They were always ready with kind words and open hearts. God bless the Prether family.

March 9, 2014

Sorry to read of Mr. Prether's passing. I had the honor of meeting him just once when he went on Honor Flight Nov.10,2013 He signed my WWII Memorial book, Condolences to his family & friends & To all the WWII vets Bless Em All... Bless Em All... Jeffrey Miller Dayton Ohio