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Lester Hatfield, 74, St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

He was born June 2, 1949 in Trenton to Loren and Doris Keuhn Hatfield. Lester grew up in Trenton, graduating from Trenton High School in 1968. After graduation, he worked for John Deere for several years.

Lester married Brenda Romesburg on April 20, 1974. The couple moved from Trenton to Olathe, KS, where Lester worked at Holman Enterprises in Kansas City as a quality control inspector for 20 years.

Lester loved fishing, hunting, camping and woodworking. He made several electric guitars, which he sold. He liked to repair and rebuild golf carts as well.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Lester was a quiet, reserved presence for his family, who will greatly miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Brenda; sons, Aaron Hatfield and Eric Hatfield (Natasha); grandchildren, Clayton (Cassie), Kristopher and Aubriana Hatfield; brother, Larry Hatfield (Cathy); other extended family and friends.

Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online guest book and obituary at