Gorman C. Lex, Jr., age 90, lifelong resident of Valders, passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 12, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.
He was born on December 26, 1930, son of the late Gorman and Blanche (Peterik) Lex. He attended Valders Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1949. On April 17, 1971 he married Sharon Pingel at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders. She preceded him in death on October 31, 2013. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955. He was employed with the Valders Meat Market for many years and then was employed with Faith Lutheran Church, Valders as their custodian until his retirement. Junior was a lifetime member of the Thompson-Burkard American Legion Post #28 where he held various positions in his 64 years of service. Junior was involved with the Valders Improvement Corporation. He served with the Valders Planning committee. Junior was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church, Valders. Junior was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and survived The Ice Bowl.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Rick and Danielle Lex, Cleveland, three grandchildren: Amanda Schindler, Samantha (Brennan) Dufek, Joshua Arnhoelter, great grandchildren, one sister: Shirley Gintner, Hartford, two sisters-in-law: Clara Yanda, Mary Ann Krogh, two brothers-in-law: Roger (Janice) Pingel, Albert (Denise) Pingel. Junior is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Junior was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harry and Arlene Pingel, four brothers-in-law: John “Jack” Gintner, George Pingel, Jens “Jim” Krogh, Dennis Bratz, four sisters-in-law: Elaine (Ed) Stenzel, Patty Yanda, Nancy Ducat, Betsy (Richard) Yanda.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 2:00 PM until 4:45 PM on Monday August 16, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00PM on Monday August 16, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Jim Wilson. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #88 following the service. Burial will be held at J.O. Tyler Cemetery, Town of Eaton at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Shady Lane Nursing Home 4th floor, Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers for their care and compassion shown towards Junior and his family.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com
The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Rick we are so sorry for your loss. It doesn’t matter if you were ready or not you still hurt inside and nobody can know what you really feel. Life will seem to go on but when you see this happening at this time yours will seem to slow down. This is ok and you will get up to speed when your ready. We will be thinking of you and Danielle in this time. Thoughts and prayers.
Rick and Danielle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you.