Lester S Lattz

1939-08-16 - 2020-12-07

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

Service Time:

Place of Service: Zion Lutheran Church - Crete 1610 Main Street, Crete, IL (Map-it)

Cemetery: Zion Lutheran Cemetery Route 1, Crete, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-672-7600

Web: https://www.cretefuneralhome.com/ (Go)

Lester S. Lattz, age 81, of Crete, passed away on December 7, 2020.  Loving husband to Ruth (nee Buchholz); beloved father to Julianne White and Jeff (Emily) Lattz.  Cherished grandfather to Brandon, Trevor, and Spencer Guthrie, and Grace, Ryan, Faith and Jacob Lattz.  Beautiful brother to Harold (Tawny) Lattz, Wendell (Pam) Lattz, Myrna (Richard) Van Swol, Betty Pattenaude, and Peggy (Bruce) Biesterfeld.  Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Lester retired from Alpha Construction Company in E. Hazel Crest and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #150 for more than 55 years.  He was a member of the American Legion, member of Zion Lutheran Church in Crete, and served in the U.S Army from 1960-1966, in Germany, as an operator of an armored personnel carrier.  He was a die hard White Sox fan, and most of all, spending time with his family and grandchildren.  He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Due to the current circumstances and restrictions caused by Covid-19, we ask that you please follow the state’s guidelines of wearing masks/face coverings and social distancing on behalf of the family and the funeral home staff.

Visitation Monday, December 14th from 3pm to 7pm at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.   Lying in state on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of service at 11AM at Zion Lutheran Church 1610 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Burial to follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery on Main Street in Crete, Illinois.    Info: (708) 672-7600.




  1. Roger and Nancy Heldt on December 12, 2020 at 3:02 pm
    Ruth – Our Sympathy to you and your family.
    Roger and Nancy Heldt

  2. Wayne And Bev Rauch on December 13, 2020 at 12:26 pm
    Les was THE nicest person I have know in my entire life. My name is Wayne Rauch and I worked summers with Les while in college. My brother Bill also worked with Les many years at Alpha.
    I also played softball against him (church league) in our younger days. I believe he played 3rd base and was the best player on the team. We were playing each other when he got hurt sliding into home. My brother said I hurt the best operator he had.
    You were at our wedding at Trinity Lutheran in Tinley Park in 1968.
    We will see him again, Maybe there will be baseball in heaven!
    Our sympathy to you and family.
    Wayne and Bev Rauch

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