Michael Alan Lesko

December 19, 1950 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 69)


     Michael Alan Lesko ‘Rhino’, 69, of Georgetown, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 in the comfort of his own home.  He was born on December 19, 1950, in Danville, IL, the son of August and Elizabeth {Manfroid} Lesko.  He married the love of his life, Marla Ruble, in 2010 and they have spent 31 wonderful years together. 
     He is survived by one loving daughter Nichole Lesko of Tilton, IL; two brothers, Keith (Valerie) Lesko of Jefferson City, MO, Curt Lesko of Bloomington, IL; and one sister, Ellen (David) Ehrich of Dana, IN; sister in-law, Jeannie Ruble Swalls of Georgetown, IL and brother-in-law, Willy Ruble of Benton, IL & Duane Ruble of Barry, IL; sister-in-law, Mana Lesko of Arizona; two grandchildren, Kylie Lesko, and August Balsamello,  as well as two great grandchildren, Alaina Gudgel, and Camden Nicolas. He was also blessed with special nieces, Katie Ruble and Mackenzie (Christopher) Hendershot; special nephews, Wiley Ruble, Michael (Lacie) Ehrich, Kyle (Sarah) Ehrich, Bruce (Pathraporn)Lesko, Karsten Lesko, Ethan Lesko, Devin Ruble, Cole (Kristin) Ruble, & Cassidy Ruble; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bruce Lesko; and one sister-in-law, Susie Ruble. 
     Michael retired from Bunge Lauhoff after 44 years of service in 2013.  In his younger years he loved bowling and riding his Harley. He enjoyed watching his Grandkids sporting events and was an avid New York Yankees, Bears and Illini fan. He loved grilling out, fishing, taking his beloved pet, Curtis, to the Georgetown Dam or for rides out to Forest Glen. He enjoyed the summers on the back patio watching his friends and family swim, watching his games in the garage and just being in the comfort of his own home with his wife Marla. 
     Michael was a loving caring husband, father, brother, grandfather, Uncle and friend to so many and he will be truly missed by all those that love him. 
     A private family service will be held at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, Illinois 200 E. West St. Georgetown, Illinois 61846.  Visitation will be 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the funeral home.  It is kindly requested facial masks be worn, and social distancing is practiced for all those who attend.  He will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials donations maybe be given to the Regional Cancer Center of Danville with a special thank you to Dr. Labayog.  Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at


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November 15, 2020

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Chapel
200 E. West Street
Georgetown, , IL 61846

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