Chester F. Lief, Jr., 75, of Wyoming, Iowa, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020, at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Graveside committal services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 13th, at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. Memorials may be made to the Chester Lief Memorial Fund.
Chester Franklin Lief, Jr. was born March 18, 1945 in Moline, the son of Chester F., Sr. and Evelyn L. Bender Lief. . He was raised on the family farm near Elizabeth, and was educated in Elizabeth schools. His marriage to Sandra Ann Dettmann took place on May 13, 1967 in Rock Island. The couple lived in Rock Island and Moline for a short time and then moved to Wyoming, Iowa, where he farmed until retiring. Chester enjoyed his family, mushroom hunting, and living on the farm.
Those surviving are his daughter, Tina (Coy) Wagner, Wyoming, Iowa, a son, Chester (Tammy Huinker) Franklin Lief, III, Oxford Junction, Iowa, grandchildren, Chelsae Wagner, Kelby (Daniel) Billingsley, and Sierra Lief. Other survivors include step grandchildren, Jaylon, Emma, and Rylan Gerdes, and sisters, Cheryl (Norman) Banwarth, California, and Linda Banks, Illinois. His parents and a brother, Arthur, preceded him in death.