Larry Lesko found peace August 20, 2017, at the age of 64.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn (nee Gore); daughter, Stephanie (Sherrick) Robinson; and sister, Lynda (John) Neumann. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Betty Lou.
Larry grew up in Michigan. Throughout his life he played many sports, including baseball, bowling, speed skating and more. While Larry enjoyed all of those, his best-loved sport was pool, which he played throughout Waukesha County for over 30 years. He won MVP in his pool leagues many times, sometimes playing on as many as three teams at a time. His countless individual and team trophies line the shelves in his pool room in the basement.
Another of his lifelong passions was fishing. He started fishing with his parents when he was young, and loved spending time on the lake. Later in life, he had his own small fishing boat, and loved traveling to lakes throughout Wisconsin and Canada. When she was younger, Stephanie would join him. She has many fond memories of catching fish with her dad. They even caught a longnose gar once, with a foot-long toothy snout.
In his earlier years, Larry worked as a manager for hotels and restaurants. He always had a passion for cooking. He never used a recipe, forever inventing something new in the kitchen with his various spices and ingredients, making an endearing mess as he went.
Larry was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan and watched nearly every game.
He spent the last several months watching intently, as their recent resurgence gave him great joy. He was always compelled to yell out when a good play was made, or when an ump couldn’t see the ball as well as he could from his view at home.
Larry loved animals. He would talk to and whistle with birds, squirrels, and other animals that he encountered. His family grew up with dogs at home.
Our family had beloved cocker spaniels Corky and then Stormy, who were his best friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 24, at Church and Chapel, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. We invite friends and family to share stories at the end of the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Humane Animal Welfare Society are appreciated.
Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262786-8030 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.