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Obituary Notice – Lester Wayne Heupel

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GOWANDA:  Lester Wayne Heupel, 90, a resident of Gowanda Rehab & Nursing Center, formerly of Hanover Road, Silver Creek passed away Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 at his residence following a short illness.  He was born in Silver Creek on May 13, 1933, the son of the late Clarence T. and Helen (Miller) Heupel, Sr.

  Wayne served in the U.S. Army as a Pfc during peacetime.  He worked as a Maintenance Man for Silver Creek Central School, for 10 years from 1988 to 1998 and also worked as a Carpenter since 1960.

  Wayne was a member of Huntley Hose Co. #1 since 1954, joined Silver Lodge F&AM #757 in Silver Creek in 1960 and was formerly the caretaker & president for Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.  He enjoyed fixing things.

  Survivors include a sister, Marie Dubert, of Maryland; a brother, Roger Heupel, of Florida a sister in law Kay Heupel of Amherst and ten nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Clarence T. Heupel, Jr.

  Graveside Services will be held in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.  Date & time to be announced.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Silver Lodge #757, F&AM, PO Box 105, 260 Central Avenue Silver Creek, NY 14136.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to

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  • Kathy Freeman
    Posted August 21, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Uncle Wayne…He was always known as our Uncle. We claimed him as he was in our hearts. As far as I can remember Uncle Wayne has been a part of our family. I Pray now that he is Resting in Peace now with all of his family and friends. That he has only Love and Laughter and no more pain. Uncle Wayne was so good to my parents and my Dad Loved him like a Brother, guess that’s why he’s my Uncle. Until we meet again, You are Loved Uncle Wayne. Love always, Kathy

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