Lester W. Pullins, 75, of Kouts passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023. He was born September 1, 1947 in Boone Grove, Indiana to Edward & Bessie (Sherrick) Pullins, graduated from Kouts High School in 1965, and served proudly with the U.S. Army in Germany during the 1960’s. Lester made his career with the Owens-Corning plant in Valparaiso for 25 years retiring as their Warehouse Manager. If you grew up in Kouts in the 1980’s you very likely had Lester as a coach of one of your youth sports, from baseball to softball.  He also enjoyed bowling, serving as a Commander of Kouts American Legion Post #301, and especially playing guitar (by ear) in the “Sum-Tymes Band”.
On July 6, 1974 he married Sandi Leuthold who survives along with their children; Donald Hall of Kouts, Amy (Greg) Satoski of Kouts, Lester “Bub” (Amber) Pullins of Valparaiso, sister, Dottie Tangeman, grandchildren: Kaylin, Veronica, Douglas, Harlee, Taylor, Alexzandria, Gunnar, Alexis & Lyric, and great-granddaughters: Aurora, Kiara, Carmen & Blake. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Edward, Delbert & Edith Pullins.
A visitation will be held Thursday, May 25th from 1 – 5 pm at Kosanke Funeral Home, 309 S. Main St., Kouts (new location) with funeral service beginning at 5:00 pm, Pastor Shawn Evans officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Lakeshore PAWS or the Kouts American Legion Post #301.


I am so sorry for your loss. I only had the privilege of meeting Lester a few times. He was such a great guy, and talk about funny he definitely had me laughing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! -Tracy Leib 

Our condolences to the family. We've known him for a very long time. Prayers and hugs to the family. -Jeannie and Glyn Walker 

I’m sending my condolences and I’m so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all love you all. -Judy Pullins 

Les was a great person with a personality that was endless. He had a heart of gold. When together we would talk about our time in the Army, & family. I will truly miss LES at PORK FEST time. My thoughts and prayers are with SANDI & FAMILY! REST EASY OLD FRIEND, -ED LEIB 

Sorry for your loss, my condolences. -Ron Witkowski 

Sandy(and family). So very sorry for your loss. Lester was hilarious each time we saw him. I know down in Wanatah during the family reunion he would get out his guitar and ray. My dad would start singing, and Lester would start playing. good times shared by all. We sure will miss him. -Jeff & Sarah Pullins 

Praying for your family during this time. Buddy was one of a kind for sure and the best part is the way he loves his family and friends. We are forever grateful to be his friend and to be able to be a small part of his giant world. Bub Pullins 

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