Lester Joel Joseph, 81, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Genacross Lutheran Services in Napoleon, Ohio. He was born on Dec. 31, 1935, in Vaughnsville, Ohio, to the late Charles Lester and Ruby (Steele) Joseph. On Dec. 31, 1955, he married Sherry Zimmerman who survives. Lester worked for the Ohio Army National Guard for 28 years as an Administrative Supply Tech and retired as a First Sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; children, Stephanie (Steve) Swanson of Napoleon, Ohio, Leslie (Dana) Vogel of Cecil, Ohio, Craig (Debra) Joseph of Jackson, Michigan, Shelly (Roger) Bell of Napoleon, Ohio, and Kelly (Amy) Joseph of Tipp City, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and sister, Patricia Schmidt of Pandora, Ohio. He was preceded in death by parents and three siblings. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on April 30 at The Armory in Napoleon, Ohio. Interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio. Memorials are suggested to Genacross Lutheran Services at the Napoleon Campus. Online condolences may be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.