Obituary DetailPrint This Page10/19/2021

Richard H Lesniak
Friday, March 4, 1938  -  Thursday, May 20, 2021

Age 83

A celebration of Tiny's life will be held for family and friends to share their memories at Union Hall, 443 Scott St., Ripon, WI 54791 on Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 1:00 until 6:00 pm. A final salute with military honors will take place at 3:00 pm.

Richard “Tiny” Harold Lesniak, age 83, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at his home.

Tiny was born March 4, 1938 in Berlin, WI, the son of Harold and Florence (Mitchell) Lesniak. Tiny served our nation in the United States Navy. He married Marianne Anklam in 1984. Tiny worked at Speed Queen for 44 years as a sprayer and foreman. He also owned Tiny’s Small Engine and Boot Scooting DJ. Tiny was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Marianne Lesniak of Ripon; son, Derk (Paula) Lesniak of Ripon; daughter, Jean (Ron Zupke) Bardsley of Fond du Lac, WI; son, Jon Lesniak of Madison, WI; daughter, Dawn (Tom) Thiel of Pickett, WI; daughter, Lori (Dean) Stadler of Oshkosh, WI; daughter, Lisa (Jim) Cluppert of Fairwater, WI; grandchildren, Daine (Michal) Lesniak, Alison (Justin) Lesniak-Zyduck, Julia, Autumn Rose and AJ Lesniak, Dalton and Spencer Thiel, Karly Stadler, Travis (Dani) Stadler, and Nicole (Timmy Kamphuis) Deaver, Kim (Dennis) Holterman, Cam (Brayden) Holterman, Krissy (Kirk Pretz) Hartwig and Brinly Pretz; great-grandchildren, Liam and Lydia Zyduck, and Gideon and Hilde Lesniak and his beloved furry companion, Stormy. Tiny is further survived by special friends, Margie and Roger Langeberg and many other dear friends and family. Tiny was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Florence Lesniak; father and mother-in-law, Roy and Mary Anklam; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Delores Goedderz; brother, David; and aunt, Jenny.

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