Lester James Jesperson

Lester James Jesperson

December 19, 1941 – December 3, 2020
Age 78 of Prior Lake, was welcomed into the arms of his Savior on December 3, 2020. He passed with his family by his side in the home that he built. Born December 19, 1941 to Lester and Hazel Jesperson in Plummer MN, where he learned to love farming, building, and dancing. He attended a one room country school, Lincoln High School in TRF and the area vocational school (TRF) earning a certificate of carpentry. He was a lifelong member of the Carpenters union. At the Highlanding Dance Hall he met the love of his life, Gloria Ekwall. They were married 58 years. He was a carpenter, hobby farmer and could start any kind of old engine. Other interests included gardening, reading, antique engines, and being Santa at various venues during the holidays. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Baptized as a young adult, he never missed a chance to be in church, worshipping or lending a helping hand. Survived by his beautiful wife Gloria, children Tim (Janet), Julie (Daniel) Effertz, Lisa (Jeffrey) Gammon, Heidi (Robert) Pekarek, Amy (Perry) Gunderson, Matthew, Nathan, 17 grandchildren and brother Rocky. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Duane and Dennis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday December 19, at 11 am, with visitation 30 mins prior at Mary the Mother Catholic Church in Burnsville MN (Live-streamed on the church YouTube channel)