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Lester  "Chickie" Luehring, Jr.

Obituary for Lester "Chickie" Luehring, Jr.

October 5, 1963 - August 30, 2018
Verona, Wisconsin | Age 54


Lester "Chickie" William Luehring, Jr., 54 years old, of Verona, peacefully passed away on August 30, 2018. Chickie was at home, surrounded by his wife, daughter, and sisters.

He was born on October 5, 1963, the son of Dona Adams and Lester William Luehring, Sr. in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Chickie graduated from Mayville High School in 1982. In 1988, Chickie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree in education, where he was also a member of the men's basketball program. He taught and coached at various schools, but he has been a teacher and coach at Madison West High School since 1994. On July 3, 1993, Chickie married Heidi Zuelsdorf at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mayville. They have one daughter, Alexandra. Chickie was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Verona.

Chickie is survived by his wife and daughter; sisters Laurie Kiesow, Lorna (Dave Sabel) Luehring, Lisa (Dan) Heim, and Kathy (Leo) Bonner; brothers Mike (Susie) Adams, Steve (Nan) Adams, and Tom (Marianne) Adams; nieces Kelly Ellington, Erin Thull, Brenna Ellington, Sadie O'Dell, Abbey Heim, and Katie Kiesow; nephew Micah Kiesow; and mother-in-law Rosemond Zuelsdorf. Chickie is also survived by loving in-laws, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and a host of long time friends.

Chickie was preceded in death by his mother and father, stepfather James Adams, father-in-law Jerome Zuelsdorf, brother William Brent Ellington, and sister Christine Adams.

Funeral services will be held at ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 427 South Main Street, Verona, Wisconsin at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, with the Reverend Kurt Billings presiding. A visitation will precede the service from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.. Burial will be held at GRACELAND CEMETERY in Mayville, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Opportunity 34 Scholarship Fund, a fund to provide high school students with financial assistance for post-secondary education. For the ability to donate online or instructions on how to make checks payable, please visit the website

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