Heiko passed peacefully at his home on September 9, 2022, at the age of 71 years. He was born on October 29, 1950, in Rochester, NY, to the late Heiko and Klasina Lesterhuis. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Jan Lesterhuis. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Deborah (Stidfole) Lesterhuis; children, Marc (Jennifer) Lesterhuis, Heidi (Jason) Lesterhuis, Tina (Chris) Webb, Rick (Vicki) Frisbee, Mark (Becky) Frisbee, Howard (Stephanie) Johnston, and Miranda (Munchkin) Johnston; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandsons, nephew Austin (Heather) Lesterhuis, brothers and sister-in-laws Tammy (Augie) Sidore, James Stidfole, his dog Lucky and many, many dear friends.
He belonged to the Local 2312 for 40yrs as a machinist; He was a hardworking tough-as-nails farm boy who loved his family and would have given the shirt off his back for anyone in need. He had a huge heart and a gentle soul; he was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by many.
At Heiko’s request, no formal funeral services will be held. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held in the future at a date and time to be announced. Instead, off flowers memorial contributions may be made to Joyful Rescues, 1319 Turock Drive, Cuba, NY 1472,7, or online at www.joyfulrescues.org. To send a condolence or share a memory, please visit www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com.