Details for Lester William Amenda
March 22, 1917 - July 7, 2018
Janesville, WI -- Lester William Amenda, 101, of Janesville, Wisconsin, formerly of Dubuque, IA and Belmont, WI, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Janesville, Wisconsin. Lester was born on March 22, 1917 in Belmont, the son of John D. and Matie (Seemeyer) Amenda. He served in the United States Army Air Force from October 1942 through January 1946 as a radar mechanic during the China, Central Burma, and India Burma campaigns. After being honorably discharged from the military, Lester married the former Marjorie K. Fine on January 22, 1946, in Belmont. They resided in Belmont until 1948, when they moved to Dubuque, where Lester went to work as an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 704 for 33 years, retiring in 1981. In 1992, Lester and Marjorie moved to Janesville, so they could be near their daughter, Katherine (Andrew) Frank and their growing family.
Lester is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Janesville; grandson, Matthew (Shara) Frank of Janesville; granddaughter, Amanda (Tom) Kreger of Durham, NC; great-grandchildren: Mae Kreger, Abe Kreger, Walt Kreger, Ruth Kreger, and Lewis Frank; along with numerous nieces; nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Katherine M. Frank; sisters, Leona D. Amenda, and Betty Clara Briggs; brothers: Fred W. Amenda, Charles H. Amenda, John Henry Amenda, Edward Ernest Amenda, Donald J. Amenda, and Harold W. Amenda.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church, 346 Mound Avenue, Belmont, WI 53510, with Pastor Connie Matye officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Committal at Belmont Cemetery, in Belmont will follow the service with military honors provided by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Hansen-Gravitt Funeral Home, 424 Prospect Street, Beloit, WI 53511 is honored to be assisting the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.hansengravitt.com