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Columbia Missourian

Chester C. Logan, 97, served at Battle of Bulge

By Antony Lee
March 31, 2012 | 5:53 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Chester C. Logan of Columbia died Friday, March 30, 2012. He was 97.

He was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Sedalia to Joab and Anna Logan.

In 1947, he married Margaret (White) Logan, who died on July 13, 1999. They were married for 52 years.

Logan owned West Side Barber Shop, at the intersection of Garth and West Broadway, for almost 40 years. Loyal customers trusted him and returned to his barber shop for several years until he sold his shop. He then became a greeter at Walmart and retired when he was 92.

Logan was awarded a Silver Star for his actions in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium during World War II. After the war, he was selected to serve at the famous Nuremberg trials, where Nazi war criminals were prosecuted.

He was the president of The Columbia Show-Me Cosmopolitan Club, a service club that works to unite and serve the community. He was also dedicated to raising money for the Children's Miracle Network and for the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. Mr. Logan enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by a granddaughter, Cindy Hart, of Grove, Okla.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (White) Van Orman of Fairport, N.Y., and Dorothy Logan of Lee's Summit,; three great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., followed by services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society; 33 E. Broadway, Suite 100; Columbia, MO 65203.