Obit: Lesneski, John E. #2 (1878 - 1958)


Surnames: Lesneski, Ignowski, Graikowski, Jasinek, Stepek, Held, Zawadski


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  08/14/1958


Lesneski, John E. (19 DEC 1878 - 9 AUG 1958)


Funeral services were held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church for John E. Lesneski, Tuesday, Aug. 5, with burial being made at the Riverside Cemetery.


Mr. Lesneski passed away Saturday at Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley.  He reached the age of 79 years.  Pallbearers were Frank Pawlukiewicz, Sr., Marvin Sveum, David McVey, Ernest Duval, Frank Pawlukiewicz, Jr., and Donald Nutman.


John Lesneski was born Dec. 19, 1878 in Poland to Eva Zawadski and Joseph Lesneski.  They came to Pennsylvania, and in 1894 they came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.).  In the year of 1909 he went to Owen and was employed at the John S. Owen Lumber Co. and on May 10th of the same year he met and married Anna Ignowski, Lemont, Ill., the wedding ceremony being held at St. Hedwig’s Church, Thorp.  Mr. Lesneski remained in this community until 1929, as in that year he moved to Whitewater.  He made his home there for 23 years and after his retirement, he returned and made his home at Withee with his son and daughter-in-law, John and Joanne Lesneski, until his death.


Surviving his death are the following: two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Graikowski and Mrs. Edna Jasinek of Thorp; three brothers, Adam and Anton of Thorp, and Michael of Milwaukee; one son, John H. of Withee; two daughters, Stepek of Thorp and Armelia Held, Chicago, Ill.; one daughter-in-law, Joanne Lesneski and three grandchildren, Mary Loris and Roger Lesneski, and Theresa Held.


His wife preceded him in death in January 1928, also two sisters, one brother and one granddaughter.



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