Jerry Thomas Lester, age 84 of Menomonee Falls and Plainfield, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. He was born on October 30, 1934 in Livingston, TX to Fred and Esther (Henley) Lester. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After honorable discharge from the Army, Jerry went to college and earned a Master Degree in Education. He retired from teaching after several years. On August 7, 1987 he married Kathryn Mastricola in Milwaukee. The couple owned and operated a trucking company. Jerry drove truck for the business for many years.
Jerry is survived by his wife: Kathryn Lester; children: DeAnn (Freddie) Morales, Niquette (Brock) Crane, Kim (Kregg) Gose, James Lester, Steven Lester; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister: Shirley Brock; brother: Fred Clay Lester; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Leikness Funeral Home, with burial and Military Honors to follow at St. Mark’s Catholic Cemetery, Redgranite. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from10AM until the time of services at 11AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Jerry’s name to Froedtert Hospital Heart Research Center, Milwaukee.