Lester B. Nauman, 83, farmer, machinist for Warner Lambert, enjoyed hunting

By on July 8, 2015

Lester B. Nauman, 83, of Manheim, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, July 3, 2015, at Magnolias of Lancaster with loving care provided by Grane Hospice Care.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Romanus M. and Fannie Baker Nauman. He was the loving husband of Rose Schmid Nauman, and they observed their 59th wedding anniversary in June.

Lester was the owner and operator of the family farm in Rapho Township, where he raised trophy winning steers. He retired as a maintenance machinist for Warner Lambert Co., of Lititz, where he worked for 38 years. Lester enjoyed working with machinery and could take apart and rebuild anything. He was a member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim. Lester also enjoyed hunting and taking walks in the woods where he could identify all the different types of trees.

Surviving in addition to his wife: Rose; are three daughters: Elaine, wife of Roger Sloat, of Manheim; Patricia A,. wife of Mark Ihm, of Kutztown; Beverly, wife of Dennis Snavely, of Manheim; a son: Thomas E., husband of Lindsey A. Nauman, of Manheim; eight grandchildren; three brothers: Paul Nauman of Manheim; Abner Nauman of Lititz; Richard, husband of Lucetta Nauman, of Penn Yan, N.Y.; a sister: Miriam Kready of Myerstown; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are three brothers: Omar, Romanus Jr., and Eugene Nauman; and a sister: Naomi Bricker.

Services were held July 7 at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Lester’s memory may be sent to Magnolias of Lancaster, 1870 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, had charge of the arrangements.

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