memorial service for Lester Troike will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, Illinois. DIRECTIONS Please see below for further details.
Lester passed away on January 13, 2018. He was born on October 24, 1929 in Chicago to the late William and Erna (Stenzel) Troike. He was a draftsman for construction for Ceco for 32 years. He was a loving father and grandfather. He brought a smile and sense of peace to everyone he met.
Lester graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with his degree in drafting. He enjoyed drawing up detailed plans for construction by hand, prior to the help of computer technology. In his free time, he enjoyed drawing plans for his addition to his home. He also enjoyed watching the Cubs with his dogs, Cody and Maggie.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Noreen (Scheckel); beloved children, Melodie (John) Havlick of Austin, Texas; Shelli Troike of Wheaton; cherished grandchildren, Andrew and Madeline; loving cousins Glory Byrd (Albrecht) of Wheaton, and Ronald Stenzel of Cicero. He is preceded in death by his brother, Wilmer, of Belvidere.
The family would appreciate donations for funeral expenses in lieu of flowers. Interment will be private.