Frank Earl Lenfestey, Sr., 71, of Kenosha, WI, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at his home.
Born on January 13, 1950, in Kenosha, WI, he was the son of the late Thomas and Esther (Fortino) Lenfestey, Sr.
Frank attended local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. He continued his education and became a certified butcher and welder. For 16 years Frank worked for Johnson Motors as a furnace repair technician.
He loved spending time in Chippewa County, or as he would call it “God’s Country”. He enjoyed training his dogs for pheasant hunting trips and fishing with his brothers. Frank was a talented guitar player and singer, and was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church choir for many years. Frank has passed on the now four generation “Lenfestey Pepper” recipe to his children and grandchildren. Above all else, Frank cherished his family.
Frank is survived by four children, Michelle (Paul) Greb, Jennifer (Tom) Capponi, Abraham Lenfestey, and Waylon Lenfestey; his partner, Laverle Tucker; his best friend, Ruth Breigenzer Lenfestey; his siblings, Adrienne (John) Hix, Kenny (Barb) Lenfestey, Sr., and Alice Sikorski. He is further survived by 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
In addition to his parents Thomas and Esther (Fortino) Lenfestey, Frank was preceded in death by his son, Frank Lenfestey, Jr. and brother, Thomas V. Lenfestey, Jr.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 16th, at Proko Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at St. George Cemetery.