Lester Leland Reemts

February 13, 1930July 16, 2018

Lester “Les” L. Reemts, 88, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Monday, July 16, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Evangelical Free Church in Kimball with Pastor Hod Boltjes officiating. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery with Military Graveside Honors. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Condolences and words of comfort may be given to the family at . In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Kimball Evangelical Free Church Youth Programs. The family has entrusted the services to Cantrell Funeral Home.

Lester L. Reemts was born in Geneva, Nebraska on February 13, 1930, the son of Ralph and Ruth (Farmer) Reemts. While growing up he lived with his family in several cities in Nebraska including Geneva, Kearney, Broken Bow and Lexington. Les graduated from the Geneva High School in 1948. He served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War. He attended college at Hasting College and the University of Nebraska and graduated as a Registered Pharamicist. He was married to Beverly Trapp on March 25, 1956 in Geneva, Nebraska. They lived in Lincoln for 4 years, Scottsbluff for 2 years and Loveland, Colorado for 2 years before moving to Kimball in 1963. Les was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Rotary, American Legion and the Nebraska Pharmacy Association and the American Bowling Congress. Les enjoyed bowling, golf and had a love for people. He served on the Kimball County School Board and the United Methodist Church Board. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and was named the Citizen of the Year and he was the Grand Marshall of the Farmer’s Day Parade. He had a great sense of humor and always liked getting the last laugh.

Survivors include his children Bob (Jenny) Reemts of Gig Harbor, WA., Linda (Tom) Reemts-Abraham of Omaha, NE., and Lelsie Reemts of Morrison, CO; sister-in-law Barbara (Verne) Abbott; grandchildren Connor and Sean Reemts and Damon Abraham; 2 great grandchildren and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.


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Liz Ferguson

July 19, 2018

Loved bowling with Les and Bev. They always brought a ray of sunshine to the bowling alley. Dr. Les will be missed, that’s what I called him when my children were young because he always new the cure for their ailments. He was a true gentleman.

Kathy Porter

July 19, 2018

Les was just the best! He loved to tease and joke and we will miss him dearly. He once told us how proud he was to be a member of Kimball Rotary and that he rarely missed a meeting. It had to be a REALLY good reason not to! He and Bev also loved to bowl and even when he really couldn't any longer, he still came to cheer us on. He was a fixture on the Kimball landscape, our town pharmacist for many years, and a dear friend to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.