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Lester Prahl


CHAMPAIGN -- Lester Eugene Prahl, 77, passed away February 25, 2018.

He attended Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, IL. He raised his family in Champaign, IL and retired from The News Gazette.

Born on April 30, 1940 in Stewardson, IL to Lester R. Prahl and Lucille (Hightshoe) and Frank Ferris, Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Herring), daughters Kerry Ann (Christopher) Considine and Karla Lee (Brian) Moore. And three grandchildren: Courtney, Kasey, and Camdyn Considine.

Lester enjoyed traveling, Budweiser, and fast cars. He was a Fighting Illini and St Louis Cardinal fan. His sense of humor never encountered a language barrier.

Services will be at Owens Funeral Home in Champaign on Saturday March 3, 2018.

Donations may be made online to Carle Cancer Center.

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