Lester E. Moran, age 46, or rural Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 12:58 PM on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. He was born December 6, 1973 in Moline, Illinois, the son of Jerry William and JoAnn (Geary) Moran. Lester attended schools in Rock Island. He was previously married to Robin Farrington. Lester worked for Monmouth Ready Mix in Monmouth and lastly Chandler Trucking in Monmouth. He loved fishing and working on cars. Mostly, Lester loved his family. His Church was important and he was an ordained minister.
Lester is survived by his mother, JoAnn Moran of Monmouth, Illinois, one daughter; Brittany (Jeffrey) Keeler of Lebanon, Missouri, two sons; Jerry Moran of Monmouth, Illinois and Clinton Rutledge of South Dakota, six grandchildren; Landon Moran, Beverly Moran, Gabe Keeler, Avianna Keeler, Sophia Keeler, and an expected grandchild. He is also survived by one sister Kelly Fuller and one brother Frank Demar. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his father, and son William.
As were Lester's wishes, cremation is being accorded. A family and friends gathering will be held at a later date. A memorial is being established for his family.
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