William A. Lesher


Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007

Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident William A. Lesher died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Kachemak Assisted Living in Homer. He was 84.

No services are planned at this time. His ashes will be buried at the Kimmel Cemetery in Ashland, Pa.

Mr. Lesher was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Ashland, Pa. He attended the Taylorsville and Hegins High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He moved to Alaska in 1947 and lived in Anchor Point.

Mr. Lesher was an ironworker and a real estate agent. He also was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Homer.

"He had a love for animals and at one time had a ranch and raised horses and cattle," his family said.

Mr. Lesher was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Julia (Stine) Lesher; and sister, Jean Stutzman.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Mattern of Pottsville, Pa.; nephew, H. James Mattern of Pottsville; niece, Molly Jean Otto of Hegins, Pa.; great-nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Marlin Stutzman of Hegins.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Mr. Lesher's to the Assembly of God Church, 736 East End Road, Homer, AK 99603 or the Alaska SPCA, 549 W. International Airport Road, Ste. B-2, Anchorage, AK 99518.

Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.

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