Shirley Lester

LANSING, Ill. — Shirley Lester, age 72, of Lansing, Ill., passed away on April 2, 2022, at Munster Community Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born on July 26, 1949, to Raymond and Ethel (Elliott) Wolfe in Hammond Ind., the youngest of four children. She married Richard Alan Chandler on January 30, 1970. He passed away on June 3, 1984.

Survivors include beloved daughter Lisa (Lee) Peacock of Clinton; grandsons Ryan (Bree Lane) Peacock and Connor Peacock, brother Lewis “Gene” (Judy) Wolfe, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Helen Duke, and her brother Francis “Frank” Wolfe. Shirley was a lifelong Lansing resident.

She graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School, in Lansing. Shirley worked for Sherwin-Williams, in Chicago, for her entire career, retiring in 2015 after 48 years of service. Shirley loved spending time with her family, reading (actual physical books – never a tablet!), shopping (especially a good sale!), and Damiani’s pizza.

A private family service will be held at Oak Glen Cemetery, in Lansing.

Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, in Lansing, has been entrusted with Shirley’s arrangements, and condolences may be made on Shirley’s online obituary at


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