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Transcribed biography of Lester H. Furness


LESTER H. FURNESS, born Nov. 4, 1916, a lifetime resident of Pine Township, Porter County. He is the eldest son of Hershel and Lena (Vetterley) Furness. He is married to the former Janet Barfknecht of Michigan City.

He is the father of 5 children, namely Clayton, Douglas, Jeffrey, Mrs. Richard Niemiec, and Mrs. Terrence Kolasa, all living in this vicinity. Served in World War II in the North Africa-Italy area, has been employed as an Operating Engineer for more than 30 years, and is currently working for American Bridge Co., in Gary, Indiana. He was elected Trustee of Pine Township in 1967, and is currently serving his third term in that office.

He is a member of the Pine Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Pine Township Farm Bureau, and is a member of the M. C. Area Schools Holding Corporation. He and his family are members of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Michigan City.

Mrs. Furness handles the clerical work for the Trustee's office, as well as being a Deputy Assessor for the Township.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 110

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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