March 16, 2022
Len was born March 27, 1943, to the late Leonard and Helen (Williamson) Lesman in Kalamazoo. Len struggled with Pulmonary Fibrosis the last year of his life.
After working for his father at Lesman’s Market in his teen years, he drove a bread truck for Roskam Baking Co.; a milk truck for Koning Dist. Co., Ice Cream for Bareman Dairy and his two last jobs (which he loved best because “I didn’t have to load the trucks”), was driving for Mall City Container and Panse Greenhouse. He loved to mow lawns after buying a Zero Turn and joined a group of guys who faithfully mowed the grounds (rain or shine) at Camp Michawana near Hastings every Thursday (after breakfast in Delton). Len loved eating breakfast out with the different groups of guys. In his early years of marriage, he drove the Sunday School bus for Bethel Baptist Church as well as enjoyed playing softball and bowling on the church league, which he continued to do after his retirement. He loved trains, and car and tractor shows.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathy; their daughter, Susan (Jim) Wilkinson in WV; sons, Bob (Angie) and Steve (Jamie). Five grandchildren; Jacob, Wylie, Jordan, Nick and Ainsley; Five great-grandchildren and a brother, Jim Lesman.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Bible Church, 855 S. Drake Road, Kalamazoo on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Visitation at 10 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. and luncheon following.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Camp Michawana, 5800 Head Lake Road, Hasting, MI 49058, in memory of Len. The family wishes to thank Grace Hospice for their loving care.
The family is being served by Avink, McCowen and Secord Funeral Home; 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell.