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Lester Ellwood Steele

March 20, 1919 - April 14, 2012

Lester Ellwood (Woody) Steele was born to William and Bessie Steele in W. Virginia on March 22, 1919 and passed away in Torrance on April 13, 2012. He is survived by his wife Charlotte of 58 years, his 5 daughters and their spouses: Shirley Toreki, Sherry & Mike Grant, Kim & Rick Riebsomer, Lynn & Ed Olsen, Jeanette & …read more

Lester Ellwood (Woody) Steele was born to William and Bessie Steele in W. Virginia on March 22, 1919 and passed away in Torrance on April 13, 2012. He is survived by his wife Charlotte of 58 years, his 5 daughters and their spouses: Shirley Toreki, Sherry & Mike Grant, Kim & Rick Riebsomer, Lynn & Ed Olsen, Jeanette & Ed Smith and 8 grandchildren. He served in the Army during WWII, was in the Battle of the Bulge and a POW in a German war camp. He moved to California in 1953 with his wife. He worked at Aeronca Inc. in Torrance for over 28 years and after retirement worked as an usher for his beloved Angels baseball team. Les loved to participate in sports and excelled in softball, golf and bowling. He enjoyed working on home projects, watching sports, playing cards and traveling. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Elks Lodge in Torrance. A celebration of his life will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Torrance on April 20 at 2:00pm. At a later date, interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery. He was loved and will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Heart Association.

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