Lamar Earl Fesser

lamar fesser

June 10, 1940 ~ August 6, 2008

Lamar Earl Fesser, 68, of Morrisonville died Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 5:20 p.m. in his home. Lamar was born on June 10, 1940 in Morrisonville, IL, son of Earl and Verna (Hesterberg) Fesser.

He graduated from Morrisonville High School Class of 1958. Graduate of University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign where he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education. 

Lamar was a life long farmer and built a large corn and soybean operation. He also farrowed to finish 2,000 hogs annually. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvel, where he had been chairman; Illinois Corn Growers Association; National Corn Growers Association; Land of Lincoln Soybean Association; American Soybean Association; and Rural Electrification Association Cooperative. He was one of seven participants in the Maximum Economic Yield Program and had been President of U of I Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity Alumni; director of local FFA Foundation Board; active in Christian County Extension Council; past director of Federal Land Bank (12 years) Hillsboro; past treasurer of Christian County Farm Bureau; past elected member of Morrisonville School Board; member of GRITS Committee of Christian County Farm Bureau; 2004 Master Farmer Award Recipient; and Single in Agriculture.

He married Judith "Judy" Ann Snyder on June 28, 1964 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Palmer Nebraska.

Survived By: Son: Bryan (wife Karen) Fesser, Morrisonville, IL; Daughter: Debbie (husband Marty) Rudin, Peoria, IL; 5 granddaughters: Paige, Bryanna, Taylor, Kara and Bekka Sister: Ruth (husband Wally) Hild, Naperville, IL; Niece: Nancy Romer, Dania Beach, FL; Nephew: David Hild, Elgin, IL 

Preceded in Death By: Parents, wife Judy Fesser on July 1, 2000.

Memorials: Christian County Farm Bureau Foundation or Trinity Lutheran Church Visitation: Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Moffitt-Perfetti Funeral Home, Morrisonville Funeral Services: Monday, August 11, 2008 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvel at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Clifford Adair officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. 

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