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John Lesneskie
Birth: Jun. 13, 1920
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 2009
Rochester Hills
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

WWII Veteran
A Beloved Daddy♥

Mr. Lesneskie, age 88, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Crittenton Hospital, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He was born on June 13, 1920 in Barking, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Mary (nee: Rongers) Lesnicki.

He was a resident of Fraser, Michigan, for 18 years, and he was a former resident of Detroit.

Education: John graduated from Elders Ridge School in Homer, PA

Occupation: Mr. Lesneskie worked in Inventory Control at the Ford Tractor plant in Birmingham, Michigan, from 1954 until he retired in 1986.

He loved hunting and was a member of NRA. He loved to play cards, especially pinochle, going to the casinos, gardening (vegetables and flowers), and working in the yard.

He was a longtime member of the UAW, and was a member of the Board of the TNI Credit Union.

His home in Detroit was a place where everyone frequently gathered. He fed everyone, and no one ever wanted to leave.
Family and friends will remember Mr. Lesneskie as a generous, loving, giving, and private man.

He loved his perfect grandchildren and cherished time spent with them.
He will also be remembered as a big flirt with everyone - and for his blue eyes.

Mr. Lesneskie made sure that his family had a Catholic education from Our Lady of Sorrows (Detroit).

Military: He was a proud U.S. Army Ranger Veteran of WW II, Feb. 13, 1942 - Sept. 22, 1945.
He served in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.
He earned a Distinguished Unit Badge, and a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars.

Deceased Wife: Lucille (nee: Wieschowski) Lesneskie, deceased in 2005. They married October 12, 1946 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

Surviving Daughters: Eleanor Hoppe (the late Louis), Carol Oravec (James), Linda Peterson (Carl), Judy Filipiak (Christopher), Sandra (Dennis), Rita Emery (Bob), Sally Scheff, and Tina Rigby (David)

Deceased Daughter: the late Evelyn Wajda

Surviving Sons: John (Sally) and Daniel Lesneskie

Grandchildren: 24

Great-grandchildren: 55

Great-great-grandchildren: 21

Surviving Sister: Julia Mlinarich (the late Steve)

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary,
by his sisters, Margaret Ogurcak (Joseph), and Mary Louise Nussbaum (William),
and by his brothers, Joseph Lesneskie (Anna), George Lesneskie (Mary), and William Lesnicki (Gloria).

Visitation: Friday, June 5, 2009, from 2-9 PM at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084 (between Maple and Big Beaver Roads), with an evening Rosary and Family Eulogy Service at 7:30 PM

Funeral Service: Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 10:00 AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Borkowski officiating

Interment: White Chapel Cemetery, in Troy, Michigan

John's Star

Family links: 
  Lucille Stella Wieschowski Lesneskie (1921 - 2005)
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Jul 04, 2009
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Time for your sparkling tree Dad.We miss youWith love
- Carol
 Added: Dec. 6, 2015
Hi Dad. Holidays are on its way. Linda, Pete and I were there this week and all of you have christmas wreaths. Time is going by so fast.Miss and love you
- Carol Oravec
 Added: Nov. 24, 2015
Hi Dad, thinking of you and your dedication to the union. Labor Day is coming up in a week and I'll be by to bring you a flag and some flowers (for mom and Evelyn too). Miss you every day. You are loved.
- Linda Peterson
 Added: Aug. 31, 2015
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