Livonia: Jan passed peacefully on December 7, 2019 at age 71. Predeceased by his parents Heiko and Klasiena Lesterhuis. Survived by his son Austin (Heather) Lesterhuis of Cohocton; grandchildren, Briana and Clayton Lesterhuis; brother Heiko (Deb) Lesterhuis of Springwater; also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Jan was born on May 12, 1948 in Rochester, NY to the late Heiko and Klasiena Lesterhuis. He graduated from Livonia Central High School in 1968. He went on to study Mechanical Engineering at RIT. He spent many years as a salesman for Mack trucks. He finished out his career in the school bus industry.
Jan had many passions. A few being his love for vintage sleds; especially Yamahas, competitive shooting, hunting, racing slot cars with family and friends, and most importantly his time with his grandchildren. Those who knew Jan knew he was never one to mince words. His straight forward personality made him so easy to love. You never had to question what was on his mind.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the Cohocton Pavilion, 15 S. Main Street, Cohocton, NY on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at 1:00pm. We ask those in attendance to bring a dish to pass, your beverage of preference, and a story to tell! To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com