William Alan Lesert
1951 - 2021
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Lesert, William Alan 1/23/1951 - 1/11/2021 William Alan Lesert, age 69, formerly of Caledonia, passed away at Mission Point in Belding on January 11, 2021. Al was a gifted athlete, a history buff, and a talented musician and songwriter who wrote, performed, and produced music (and supported the music of others) throughout his lifetime. During his working years, he was a truck driver for Oven Fresh, Sysco, and Bradford-White. Al was preceded in death by his father, William Louis Lesert, and his mother, Carol Anne Lesert. He is survived by his children, stepson Matthew (Teresa) Hopkins, Thomas (Lizz) Lesert, and Allison Lesert (Michael Higgins); ten grandchildren; his partner for the past twenty years, Ginny Sines; his siblings Vicki (Dave) Gless, Barb Lesert, Brooks (Melanie) Lesert, Maryann Lesert (Greg Lewis), and Erin Lesert; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2021 and announced at a later date.

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
How tall he was and kind and he made you feel right at home.
Merry Lesert
Family
January 18, 2021
In memory of cousin Allen. God speed. Cousin Fred (John) And Merry Lesert
Merry Lesert
January 18, 2021
R.I.P. Al,
We had lots of fun playing music together. A couple of years back we resurrected some old recordings and remastered them with Andy Dennen who has also passed. Al was always a very nice person :(
Arlen Smith
Friend
January 17, 2021
So sorry to hear of Al's passing.

I have fond memories of hanging out at Flaming Rat with Al. Playing records and arguing about bands; of Al sharing his passion for music along with his keen sense of humor. Rock on, brother.
Ric Troll
Friend
January 17, 2021
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Yvonne
January 16, 2021
Al was the best most complete friend a man could ever have. He would always be there if you need or would offer support. He was an honorary Anderson brother in all aspects of his short but fulfilling life, and we enjoyed playing, writing and performing his songs whenever we were able to be together. Al always had they great smile ready for a wry joke or quip he knew for the situation. A smart and truly funny man that will be missed more than he ever knew.
Martin Anderson
Spouse
January 13, 2021
Vicki, Barb, Brooks and Erin you and your families have my condolences. Alan was a great guy and I still remember going in your basement on Marlowe and he would play on his guitar and amp WILD THING...and will never forget that. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Kim Wozniak
Neighbor
January 12, 2021
Al was, is, and always will be incredible. God blesses us with people who help us walk through this life, and show us how to make this world a much better place. They show us how to love, and accept everyone in all their imperfections. They shine their light while carrying a friend through the darkest times of their life. Thank you, Al for showing us how it's done.
Underneath that truck driving rock and roll exterior beat one of the kindest, most gentle hearts one could ever meet.
I'm going to miss saying, "...and on the bass, William Alan Lesert."
Thank you for being a BROTHER to me and all my family.
Thank you for always keeping it real.
Prayers to all the Lesert family and Ginny in our great loss.
Love you always, Al.

John Anderson
Near Austin, Texas





John Anderson
Friend
January 12, 2021
So sorry to hear of the families loss.
We always enjoyed the times we spent with Al.
We shared the joy of Grandparenting Michael along with him!
Bill and Barb Bigler
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