Lester A. Bruder, 72, of Ocqueoc, died at home Thursday, July 14, 2016. The son of Hugo and Bertha (Domke) Bruder, Lester was born in Ocqueoc on the first day of winter (December 21) in 1943.
Surviving Lester is his wife, Lonna; daughters, Jenny (Matt) Badgero and Hillary Bruder, both of Onaway; son, Nicholas “Gus” (Ashley) Bruder of Ocqueoc; and seven grandchildren, Aurora, Hazen, Augustus, Abbie, Amber, Kaitlyn, and Dawson. Lester also leaves brothers, Neil of Onaway, Robert (Carolyn) of Cadillac and Charles “Chuck” of Ocqueoc; brother-in-law, Keith LeMire of Gwinn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was at the Chagnon Funeral Home Monday, July 18, until the time of the funeral service with the Rev. Arthur Fournier officiating. Onaway VFW had military honors at the graveside service. Lester’s final resting place will be at North Allis Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider a donation in memory of Lester to his family to help with expenses. Condolences may be shared with Lester’s family at www.chagnonfh.com.