Lester A. Holewinski

Born: Tue., Jun. 10, 1924
Died: Tue., Dec. 10, 2013


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

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Lester A. Holewinski, age 89, passed away on December 10, 2013. Lester was born June 10, 1924 in Toledo, the son of Anthony and Anne (Brzyka) Holewinski. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a skilled machinist for Doehler Jarvis Corp. and also worked for the Toledo Public School District. Lester served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds inflicted in battle. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, enjoyed bowling and golf and was an avid Notre Dame fan.
  Lester was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years Delores; brother Clemence; sisters Florence Ryder, Alice Czarnecki, Marie Holewinski, Elenore Palicki and Beatrice Lenix and nephews Matthew Lenix and Michael Palicki. He is survived by his niece Lee Anne (Czarnecki) Schaller; nephews David Holewinski, Mark Lenix, John Czarnecki and Luke Lenix and numerous great nieces and nephews. The family extends deepest heartfelt thanks to Ken Reno who had been Lester’s caregiver for an extended period. Ken was a true neighbor and friend.
   Family and friends may visit Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where Lester will lie in state after 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Please consider memorial contributions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Lester’s name.

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David & Mary Pat Holewinski
   Posted Sun December 15, 2013
Uncle Les, you will be missed by many friends and family. You touched the lives of so many family members, my children will never forget the times at Sand Lake and in Toledo. I will not forget that you taught me to hunt and showed me how to respect firearms plus the rules of good sportsmenship. Mary Pat and I will miss the visits to Toledo to "check up" on you. You are now with your beloved wife and all of your family members who went before you. We will always love you and please pray for all of us.

Thomas Falvey
   Posted Mon December 16, 2013
I was a Rodgers High School teacher for thirty years. From 1970 until 1988, the OWE program was housed at Cotter school on Hill Ave. It was there that I met Les Holewinski. He was one of the nicest, most intelligent humans I have ever met. We had many long interesting conversations. We truly enjoyed each other's company. I am sorry I have not seen Les for many years. I have very fond memories of time spent with Les. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Tom Falvey

Margie Palicki Campos
   Posted Tue December 17, 2013
Uncle Les and Aunt Delores you are both sorely missed by me and my sons Allen and Wesley. We speak often of all the good times we had together at all the Thanksgivings, Christmas, Easters, and summer birthdays we shared at our house. Even though we were "in-laws" you both became close with my family also - in fact the last time we were together was my father's funeral. God bless and give Jesus a hug for us. Love your niece-in-law, Margie Palicki Campos

Angela Williams
   Posted Tue December 17, 2013
To Mr Lester's Family. I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I had the pleasure of meeting David and Mary Pat. I have known Mr. Lester for almost 2years and its funny how in such little time you can become fond and close to someone. Mr Lester had a great sense of humor and was always upbeat. Never complaining and easy going. I will miss him. He is in a better place now and God surely knows best. God bless you all and may Lester rest in peace. Good Job Ken!!!

Alvin and Cathy Shrum
   Posted Tue December 17, 2013
Our heartfelt condolences go to Ken Reno, who has given so much of himself, his time and his love to care for Lester. Ken and Lester truly loved each other and were very close. Ken never knew his own grandfathers because they died before he was born but Ken and Lester were closer than most blood relatives. They each served in the military and held each other in the highest regard for their service. Ken gave up his life pursuits to care for Lester and, he tended to Lester's every need right up to his last breathe. He was a loyal caregiver to Lester and Delores for over ten years. Lester used to call Ken up in the middle of the night to come lift Delores back into bed because she had fallen while getting up to go to the bathroom during the night. We are confident that Lester is having breakfast with Jesus every morning and has received the greatest gift of all this Christmas season . . . eternal life. Our prayers are with Ken as he mourns the loss of a very dear and close friend. May God be with you, Ken, and bless you abundantly for your exceptionally kind and compassionate heart. Please know that you and your daughter, Natalia, brought great joy to Lester and filled his life with love and laughter.

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