Lessel L. “Les” Halterman, 91, Macy, passed away at 2:27 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Born January 14, 1930, in Macy, Indiana, he was the son of Earl Levere Halterman and former Opal Irene Lewis. He attended schools in Macy and Deedsville. He joined the Army 5th Calvary in 1947, where he served in Japan and Korea, becoming an x-ray technician. He came home in 1950 and went to work in Chicago. On April 5, 1953, at the home of the late Rev. C. F. Golden, near Denver, he married Donna Jean Kotterman who survives.
The Haltermans have lived in the Macy Community all their married lives. Les was an active member of the Macy Christian Church, served on the Macy Allen Township Volunteer Fire Dept. for forty-two years, and was a trained EMT serving his community for several years. He was active in other civic duties, serving on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home in Ladoga, Indiana and working hard to help establish a food pantry in Northern Miami County, among other projects. In the early 1970’s, he started his own company, Halterman Fire and Safety, selling fire and safety equipment throughout Indiana and Illinois.
Lessel is survived by his wife, Donna Jean Halterman, Macy; two sons, Stephen Halterman, Peru; and David (Lisa) Halterman, Macy; four grandchildren, Stephanie; Joshua (Jessie) Halterman, Macy; Joel (Sterling) Halterman, Crown Point; and Jenna (Jonathan) Carr, Akron; nine great-granddaughters, and one great-great granddaughter; one brother Willis (Clymenia) Halterman, Rochester; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Halterman, Peru.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Halterman, and Opal and Glen Lockwood; daughter, Kimberly Halterman; brother, Lewis (Jean) Halterman; three nieces; one nephew; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2021, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, with Pastor David Welsh and Pastor Doug Emberton officiating, followed by Military Rites by the Miami County Military Rites Unit. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Facemasks are required at all times inside the building by any visiting guests.
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.
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