William Joseph Lesmeister, 51, passed away May 2, 2015 in Canon City, CO. He was born June 30, 1963 in Denver, Co, but lived most of his life in Leadville, CO. He was the son of Fred C. and Virgene (Anderson) Lesmeister.
William was a member of the Odd Fellows IOOF in Leadville. He worked in construction, a builder and carpenter by trade. His faith was Christian, and his passions were his children, grandchildren, and music. He played the drums, piano, and guitar. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing, and camping.
William is survived by his mother, Virgene Lesmeister; children, Kristopher (Angie) Sharpe, Erica (Brett) Otto, and Tyler Joseph Lesmeister; grandchildren, Mallory Sharpe, Cameron Sharpe, Maddison Otto, and Jaxson Otto; brother, Anthony (Susana) Lesmeister; sisters, Gina Lesmeister and Mary Ann Lesmeister; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred C. Lesmeister, and his grandparents.
Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Leadville, CO. A gathering will follow at the Leadville Elks Lodge.
He knew no stranger’s and everyone he encountered along his journey was his friend.
Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.