Lester Walter Feddersen

1917–2001 (Age 84)
Garfield Township, Ida, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lester Walter

When Lester Walter Feddersen was born on 23 January 1917, in Garfield Township, Ida, Iowa, United States, his father, Herman Feddersen Sr, was 25 and his mother, Helene Margaretha Janssen, was 25. He married Maxine Lucy Spiese on 5 August 1936, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States. He lived in Ida, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Grant Township, Ida, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 11 March 2001, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Battle Creek, Ida, Iowa, United States.

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Lester Walter Feddersen
Maxine Lucy Spiese
Marriage: 5 August 1936

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5 August 1936
Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: Frisian patronymic from Fedder 2.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lester Feddersen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester Feddersen in household of Herman Feddersen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lester Feddorem in household of Herman Feddorem, "United States Census, 1920"

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