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Lester Mahla

August 28, 1938 — January 25, 2013

Lester G. Mahla, age 74 of Rochester, MN, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 following a courageous seven year battle with cancer. He was born in Elk Mound, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Les loved music and influenced many people through the years as he taught and directed many musical groups in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. He directed the Northwestern Singers in Austin, MN for many years, was involved in many Summerset Theater productions, and was influential in starting many other choral groups in the area. He also loved being a floral arranger at Carousel Floral in Rochester, MN and was involved with musical groups at Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester. Over the past few years his involvement in the TCGMC was also a big part of his life. Les was proud of his family and cherished time spent together. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother. He will be dearly missed by his children Rachelle Benson (Pete) and Ronson Mahla (Kerri); grandchildren, David, Aaron, Luke, Paul, and Kesech; and many other friends. His CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE will be held at Peace United Church of Christ; 1503 Second Avenue NE, Rochester, MN, on FEB. 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM. Cards and memorials may be sent in c/o Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009 and used at the discretion of the family or the donors' choice.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Visitation
Saturday, February 23, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Peace United Church of Christ

1503 Second Avenue NE
Rochester, MN

Service
Saturday, February 23, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peace United Methodist Church

1503 Second Avenue NE
Rochester, MN


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