Robert F. Lesneski

Tawas City, Michigan
July 26, 1936 - August 10, 2017


Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and family memorial services will take place at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Robert F. Lesneski, of Tawas City, formerly of East Tawas and Hale, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 10, 2017 with his loving family at his side, age 81 years. He was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1936 to Adolph and Josephine (Baronowski) Lesneski. Robert retired from Tawas St. Joseph Hospital in 2001 after working for many years as a head cook. He had a passion for restoring old Model A cars, playing cards, and spending time outdoors enjoying hunting and fishing. Robert was also a member of the Model A Club. Above all, Robert truly adored and cherished his family and all the many activities he could spend doing with them. He married his wife and best friend, Joan (Young) Lesneski on April 7, 1956 at Accension Church in Warren, Michigan. Together they celebrated 60 beautiful years of marriage, until her passing in 2016. Robert is survived by his 5 loving children, Robert (Tina) Lesneski of East Tawas, Wendy Parks of Tawas City, Ron Lesneski of Tawas City, Tim (Cindy) Lesneski of Grand Rapids, and Tom (Tami) Lesneski of Tawas City; 12 grandchildren, Audrey, Sy, Sara, Lisa, Ben, Andy, Tara, Toni, Adam, Amy, John, and Robert; and 8 great grandchildren. Robert is preceded in death by his wife Joan, and a son Teddy Lesneski. "Praise for our death that makes our life real, the knowledge of loss that helps us to feel; the gift of yourself, your presence revealed to bring us home". Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and family memorial services will take place at a later date. An online guest registry is available at


Dear Wendy and family. So sorry to hear of your father's, Bob's passing. I will always remember all the fun times while working together in the kitchen at the hospital. Even though Bob didn't work there long he left a lasting impression, always a happy guy easy to be around with an upbeat sense of humor. He always made sure he had time to run to the Shell station on his break to purchase that winning lottery ticket which he was so famously known for being a winner all the time. When talking to Bob on a serious note, He would always mention what a treasure his family was to him. Bob dearly loved his wife and kids and his grandkids were his jewels, he treasured them more then anything. He will be missed by many, but he leaves us all with great memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Lesneski family you have my deepest sympathy.
— Holli Thurston
Bob, Tina,and the rest of the families. Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I worked with him @ kochers market in Hale. He was a great friend and a great worker. Love and Prayers going out to everyone. Linda Caverly
— Linda Caverly
Wendy, Audrey and family. May all the good memories remain forever in your heart(s).
— Catherine Nickell-Simpson
Lesneski Family Sorry for your Lost. Your Dad always had a smile, enjoyed visiting with him. Loved talking car's,had a great talk with him at Tawas car show. Prayers for him, May Bob Rest In Peace !
— James Erickson
Wendy, sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
— Linda (Slosser) Walker
Wendy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time. I am looking forward to the time when we will be with our loved ones again. May God Bless you and keep you in His care. Take care of yourself and each other.
— Connie Robinson

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