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Ronald D. "Ron" Lessner Sr.

December 8, 2021

Ronald D. "Ron" Lessner Sr.

Ronald D. “Ron” Lessner, Sr., 78, passed away Dec. 8, 2021, at his home in Woolmarket, MS. Ron was born Nov. 11, 1943, in East Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Cathedral Latin High School in 1962, then served four years in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Keesler AFB, where he worked as a medic. It was during this time that he met and married the love of his life, Gloria. Her large and wonderful family became his family; he loved them all. He continued his education at the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) for 23 years with numerous assignments throughout the U.S. and overseas (Belgium, The Netherlands, and South Korea). Ron enjoyed good food, good wine, and Ohio State Football (he always called them “My Buckeyes”). You could always get him fired up discussing religion and politics. He deeply loved his son, daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Lessner; parents, Herman and Margaret Lessner; brother, Kenneth Lessner; in-laws, Jack and Audrey Breal; nephew, Brandon Breal; sister-in-law, Charlene Demoruelle; and brothers-in-law, Billy Demoruelle, Robert Leathers, and Dale Grimshaw. Ron is survived by his son, Ron (Christy) Lessner, Jr.; daughter, Deitre (David) Browne; grandchildren, Corey (Michelle) Lessner, Nathan Peffer, Rebecca Lessner, and Jessica Browne; brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law, Deborah (Jim) Compton, Chuck (Anna) Breal, Jeffrey (Airie) Breal, Darnell Leathers, Lisa Grimshaw, and Freddie (Carol) Breal; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, no service will be held; however, family and friends are invited to stop by his home from Noon – 6:00p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 to enjoy food, drink, and share memories. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ronald D. “Ron” Lessner, Sr. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ronald D. "Ron" Lessner Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store.
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