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Raymond L. "Red" Lescher

Raymond L. "Red" Lescher, 78, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 in the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born February 21, 1936 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Raymond C. and Dorothy H. (Stover) Lescher and came to this area in 1961 from Huron, Ohio.

Red was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Signal Corps, and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Red served on the Norwalk Police Department Auxiliary from 1960 to 1970, worked for the City of Norwalk Street Department from 1961 to 1974, and was the Superintendent of the Norwalk Sanitation Department from 1974 to 1990. He was also a former employee of Maxie Tire Company, the St. Paul Catholic Church Maintenance Department, and Walker Funeral Home, Norwalk, Ohio. He enjoyed fishing, boating, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Red is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol A. (Sprankle) Lescher of Norwalk, Ohio, by his daughter, Sara A. (Sally) Wagner of Lorain, Ohio, by 7 grandchildren, and by his daughter in law, Donna Lescher of Norwalk, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Helen L. Sifferlin of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and by his half-brother, Michael Koviak of Elyria, Ohio.

Red was preceded in death by an infant son, Anthony Lescher in 1974, by his son, David R. Lescher in 1995, by his step-mother, Mary Duffy Lescher in 1998, by his step-father, Michael Koviak in 1963, and by his sister, Rosemary Wysocky in 2003.

Friends may call on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 East Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Kenneth Morman will officiate. Interment will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Milan, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church.

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