Lester “Curly” Garthwaite, Jr. 94 of Dubuque passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Stonehill Care Center.
Visitation will be today, Saturday October 19, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30p.m. at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with military honors by the Dubuque Marine Corps League at 2:30 pm. Burial will follow at Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Curly was born on October 6, 1925 in Lancaster, WI the son of Lester and Marguerite (Mason) Garthwaite, Sr. He served as a U.S. Navy Signalman during WW II in the Pacific.
On December 18, 1949 he married Dorothy “Dot” Kimmell in Galena, IL she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2014. He worked for H & W Motor Express for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was noble selfless man who was cherished and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his daughter Cheryl (John) Williams of Gainesville, FL; two grandchildren Sean (Charissa) Maher and Shannon (Rob) Matricardi; great grandson Connor Maher and his brother Patrick.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Stonehill, Du Ride and Curlys good friends Harry and Sheri Wolter for all the wonderful care and kindness you showed him.
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