David A. Lesley

Born: Fri., Jul. 30, 1943
Died: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 David A. Lesley, 73, of Granger, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Bell Tower Nursing & Rehabilitation, Granger. David was born July 30, 1943, in Lafayette, IN, to the late Berneice (Kaiser) and Wilbur Lesley. On July 6, 1989 in South Bend, David married Patricia A. Pritchard who survives. Also surviving is a sister, Jane Bradley of Elkhart, and two brothers, Robert (DeeAnn) Lesley, of Wakarusa, and Curtis Lesley of Pinellas Park, Florida, one aunt, Norma Carlisle of Chalmers, IN, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. David graduated from Edwardsburg High School in 1961 and lived in the Michiana area since 1989 coming from Edwardsburg, Michigan. David worked 45 years for Mossberg Printing, from where he retired. He was a member of Michiana Aquarium Society and Michiana Orchid Society. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18th, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, with Rev. Brian Durand officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Amyloidosis Research Foundation, 7151 N. Main Street, Ste. 2, Clarkston, MI, 48346. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organization:

Amyloidosis Research Foundation
7151 N. Main Street, Ste. 2, Clarkston, MI, 48346

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Karen (Keller) Cheek
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to Pat and Dave's family. I know you've had a very hard road over a number of years, and for that I am deeply sorry. Dave was a wonderful and compassionate human being and I hate that he had to suffer.

Pat, you would have known me as Karen Keller. It has been many years since I visited with you and Dave, but I worked with Dave at Mossbergs in the 80s and he was a very good friend to me. It was from him I learned what an "Event Horizon" was (related to Black Holes) and received the gift of a "Tuit" (once you have a round Tuit, you can get around to it right away - always a great sense of humor!) We also shared a love of movies, and he was one of the last to leave my house the day of my Planet of the Apes festival (all 5 movies watched back-to-back).

I moved away from South Bend in 1999 and lost touch, but I am still connected with Cindy Conway who worked with Dave. She was kind enough to let me know of Dave's passing. I am sorry I did not get to see him at least one more time while he was on this earth. I'm sure he is visiting an Event Horizon right now and enjoying every moment of it! His spirit will always be with us and he will be greatly missed.

Leonard Holt
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
In addition to his other hobby interests, Dave was a model train enthusiast. As such, he patronized our shop (New York Cnetral Toys & Trains) regularly and joined us for 'Michiana O Gauge Group' meetings of area modelers on a regular basis. We appreciated his patronage and his fellowship and he will be greatly missed. All the best to family and friends. Len Holt NYCTT

Camille Bujeker
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Dear Pat:
Thinking of you at this time and I was so sorry to read that David had passed away.
Sending you my deepest sympathy, and Hope you remember me from sci alarm, we had nice conversations and exchanged cute notes!
You are in my thoughts and prayers, Camille Bujeker

Carole Pascarella
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Dear Pat,

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Thinking of you.

Carole Pascarella

Shirley Mclaughlin
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Dear Pat, I pray that God will give you the strenght to see you thru this sad and
difficult time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
In faith and sympathy. Shirley McLaughlin

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