Wednesday, November 16, 2011



AGE: 82

ADDRESS: 305 W. Apollo Avenue Dorchester Village of Dorchester Resident Former Medford Area Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:32 P.M. Tuesday, November 15 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past week.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Military Honors Team.

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 26, 1929 at Stevens Point, WI

EDUCATION: Attended Chicago Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: April 11, 1959 in Ogema to Viola G. Smith and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Lester served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Supply Sergeant from 1951 to 1959. After his time in the service he returned to the Town of Molitor where he farmed with his family until he and Viola moved to Racine where he worked as a machinist at American Motors for a couple of years. They then moved back to the Medford Area where he worked for the conservation department. In 1965 they then moved to Washington and in 1971 returned back to the Medford area where he worked as a machinist until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Packers, the Brewers, NASCAR and spending time with his family.

MEMBER OF: American Legion

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Viola G. Zielinski of Dorchester

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ken (Diane) Zielinski of Plover, Tammie Zielinski of Medford, Jeanine (Chip) Bartelt of Medford, Michael (Mary Jo) Zielinski of Stevens Point, Galen (Melanie) Zielinski of Rib Lake, Darla Johnson of Rib Lake and Leslie Zielinski of Medford


Sister-In-Law: Elin Sanders of Withee

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Sister: Lorraine Tomczak
1 Brother: Robert Sanders

DECEASED FATHER: Robert Zielinski

DECEASED MOTHER: Helen Wleklinski

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Jasmine Myer, Dylan Brusky, Robin Coppock and Jonathan Wiegl
Active: Ken, Mike, and Brandon Zielinski, Dustin Bartelt, Steven Reynolds and Tyler Brandl

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Lester’s family to be designated at a later date
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