Lester James Skiles, age 66, of Coon Rapids passed away December 5, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, December 9th at Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge with Pastor David Gerhardt officiating. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral Sunday at the church. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Anoka.
Lester James Skiles was born April 4, 1941 in Rock Island, Illinois to Carl and Hazel Skiles. When he was a year old his family moved to Mound, Minnesota. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School. On July 24, 1971 he married Joyce Saari and they lived in Mounds View. They lived in Anoka County most of their married life. He enjoyed his grandchildren and he lived for them. He also enjoyed cars of all kinds and hunting.
Lester Skiles passed away December 5, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 1 day. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Roy; and brother, Robert.
Lester is survived by his wife, Joyce of Coon Rapids; daughter, Kristina Skiles of Maple Grove; 3 grandchildren, Curtis, Jr., Victor and Anthony; sister, Dolores (Arlen) Gelle of Cambridge; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.