George E. Lechner, age 88, of Mayville, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
A private family memorial service for George will be on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, Wisconsin with Rev. Fr. Joe Dominic presiding. Following the service, Military Honors will be conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69. Inurnment will be held at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in LeRoy, WI at a later date.
George was born on June 4, 1934, the son of Ed and Ester (Kliefoth) Lechner. George was united in marriage to Norma Oechsner on February 14, 1956, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in LeRoy. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. George proudly served his county in the United States Navy from 1956-1958 on the USS Wisconsin Battleship 64. George started his career at Maysteel as a welder and went on to retire from MEC as a purchasing buyer.
George was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a skilled woodworker. He was a lifetime member of the Mayville Gun Club as a trap shooter. George also loved to travel with Norma and Lujack to various places. George and Norma looked forward to cheering on the Green Bay Packers as they were season ticker holders for over 50 years.
George will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 67 years, Norma; sister-in-law, Elinor Zahn, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ed (Lujack) Lechner; his sister Joan (Roger) Wild; in-laws, Jack (Edna) Schraufnagel, Milton (Marion) Youngbeck, Glen Zahn; and other dear relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Agnes Hospital staff and doctors and to the staff at Hope Nursing in Lomira. Wonder care was given to George by all involved in his care.
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