Elias “Al” M. Lesko, age 83, formerly or Brodhead, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his daughter's home in Browntown, WI. He was born on March 7, 1935 in Chicago, IL, the son of Elias and Marie (Janas) Lesko. He married Noreen Rafferty on May 11, 1957 in Chicago, IL. She passed away on July 7, 2010.
Al had worked as a draftsman for Nelson Carlson Co. of Rockford and moved to Brodhead in 1976. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hobby farming, was an avid train enthusiast, including speeder cars and model railroads. Al also had served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a son, Michael (Gail) Lesko, West Bend, WI; a daughter, Cynthia (Bobby) Hanson, Browntown, WI; a brother, Lawrence (Ann) Lesko, St. Paul, MN; and four grandchildren; and his companion dog Marty. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two sons, Eric in 1997 and Gerald in 2010.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the D. L. Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead, WI. Burial will be in Avon Community Cemetery, Avon Township, Rock County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m., Thursday until time of services at the funeral home. A special thanks to Heather Turner for her excellent care and Monroe Clinic Hospice.