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“I was ammending a story about Duffy, the legendary Michigan State Football coach who was a friend of Don’s, I only came on to check the spelling of...Read More »
1 of 55 | Posted by: Gigi Galt - Cambridge, MA

“Coach, I want to still thank you for making me the person and coach I am today. You had a passion and believed in what you said and did. You made...Read More »
2 of 55 | Posted by: Larry Thiede - Riverview, MI

“His name was bluker man! ”
3 of 55 | Posted by: Rocky

“His name was bluker man! ”
4 of 55 | Posted by: Rocky

“screw you blunker! ”
5 of 55 | Posted by: Mr. Trenton

“Yeah blunker, I remember when you used to crack clipboards over players heads that's why I would'nt play for your crazy ass! ”
6 of 55 | Posted by: Mr. Riverview

“Our deepest sympathy to the Lessner family. Don will be remembered by us as a friend and gentleman. Wonderful principal,dedicated football coach and...Read More »
7 of 55 | Posted by: The Podolski Family

“Our sympathies go the entire Lessner family. Dr. Lessner will be truly missed, no matter where you ran in to him he would remember your name and...Read More »
8 of 55 | Posted by: Chris Adams (Nicoll)

“My hearfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers are with Eileen and your family. Because of the great man and teacher-coach that Don is, our...Read More »
9 of 55 | Posted by: Kent Swick

“I, like others here, would like to say thank you to Coach Lessner for all that he did. I am one of the few that can say I was coached by the best...Read More »
10 of 55 | Posted by: Jason King

“don was a great person,friend, and classmate. he was a great representative of the class of 1955 omonroe catholic central. he will be sadly missed....Read More »
11 of 55 | Posted by: JIM HERZOG

“To the Lessner Family I send my condolences. Don Lessner was a great teacher, coach and mentor to all. His memory will live on whenever we think of...Read More »
12 of 55 | Posted by: Sally Murphy O'Rourke

“Mr Lessner was a great motivator and leader. I had Mr. Lessner for my Algebra teacher in 1985 and he sat his students according to our test grades....Read More »
13 of 55 | Posted by: kelly moehr kirchner

“Dear Lessner Family My deepest sympathies on tne passing of Coach Lessner. I am Proud to have played under such a Great Coach and mentor. He taught...Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Murray Mayoros

“First, I would like to send my condolences to the entire Lessner family! Coach Lessner was not only an amazing coach, he was a mentor to so many. He...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: Derrick DiBrano

“My prayers are made and spoken in memory of the Dr. Lessner and the great memories I have of him while attending RCHS. Class of 1973, I remember him...Read More »
16 of 55 | Posted by: Steven P. Vernier

“Don stood for everything that was good and right about kids, football, and coaching. To those of us who were his peers, he had no peer. We are all...Read More »
17 of 55 | Posted by: rick jones

“The Lessner family, My condolences on the loss of Don. He was such a great man and such an inspiration to all who knew him. He is leaving a huge...Read More »
18 of 55 | Posted by: Gary Griffith

“Thanks coach for all you did, you touched the lives of our family. We will treasure the memories. You will be missed. ”
19 of 55 | Posted by: Dennis & Louise Huck

“Dear Lessner Family: We are very sorry for your great loss and thinking of you at this time. Dr. Lessner was very special and important to so many...Read More »
20 of 55 | Posted by: Lisa Sobell

“My thoughts and prayers go out the family.. I am sure there is nothing I can say that won't be felt and thought by countless people who were so...Read More »
21 of 55 | Posted by: Chris Naramor

“My condolences to the Lessner Family. Dr. Lessner was a great man to the Mikesell Family. He cared about all of us. Rest in Peace. ”
22 of 55 | Posted by: Charles F. Mikesell III

“Some of the greatest days of my life were spent playing football for coach Lessner,some of the greatest lessons of my life have also been with coach...Read More »
23 of 55 | Posted by: Tony Yacuone

“Don, Tim, and family, I am very sorry to learn of your loss. We can take comfort knowing that there is another angel looking out for us. ”
24 of 55 | Posted by: Dan Mahoney

“Dear Lessner Farmily, I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Lessner during my time at Riverview High School until 1986. He was more then just a Coach...Read More »
25 of 55 | Posted by: Gia Palazzolo

“Thank you. Such simple words, but so fitting. Thank you for being an inspiring educator, a role model, a motivator, a tremendous coach, and a...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: Brent Huck

“My deepest sympathies go out to the Lessner family. It was an honor and privilege to have played for Coach Lessner...he taught us how to be men. ...Read More »
27 of 55 | Posted by: Scott Rcihter

“Don: I'm sorry for your loss. I didn't know your dad, but I'm sure he was greatly loved. Find comfort knowing that he is in God's hands now. Be...Read More »
28 of 55 | Posted by: Annie Witherspoon

“You quite often read about the love and respect past players had for coaches like Vince Lomardi and Bo Sdchembechler. Although they may have had it...Read More »
29 of 55 | Posted by: Kurt Bauer

“My deepest sympathies go out to the Lessner family. I'm greatly honored to have been coached by Coach Lessner, he instilled hard work, dedication,...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Michal J. Modos

“My condolences and prayers to the family. I met Doc ten years ago when I worked at Seitz and saw first hand what a terrific guy he was. He certainly...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: Olga Tsipras

“We would like to send out our deepest condolences to the entire Lessner Family. I am honored to say that I was coached by the greatest Coach in the...Read More »
32 of 55 | Posted by: Kris & Deb Meeks

“Doc was one of the hardest working people I have ever known. He truly loved life and all the people who came into his life. My looked up to and...Read More »
33 of 55 | Posted by: therese baker

“To the Lessner family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dr. Lessner was one of the finest people I've ever known, and I'm so grateful to have...Read More »
34 of 55 | Posted by: Yvonne Jamison

“It was an honor and a privilege to be able to play football for Coach Lessner. He will be missed by all. ”
35 of 55 | Posted by: Craig Masserant

“Don's legacy lives on in the young men he coached, the coaches he led and the many who have gone to other schools and coached football the way he...Read More »
36 of 55 | Posted by: Denny & Marlene Desmarais

“Hi Judy, I never met your brother, but from reading the comments from all his friends, he sure seemed like a great person. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
37 of 55 | Posted by: Kathy Grzeszczak

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lessner family during this time of great loss. Coach Lessner epitomized what a great coach is - he not only...Read More »
38 of 55 | Posted by: Keith Murphy

“From the Buffa family, our deepest condolences to the entire Lessner family. He will be missed. I can only hope my childern will be as lucky as I...Read More »
39 of 55 | Posted by: THE BUFFA FAMILY

“Just to say Eileen, how pleased I am to have been a part of you & your husbands lives..all those that knew him had i'm sure a great admiration for...Read More »
40 of 55 | Posted by: Retta Woronchak(Hogg)

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Melissa, Paul Sucoe (Pacheco) ”
41 of 55 | Posted by: Melissa Sucoe (Pacheco)

“My family has always had the most respect for Doc for many years, not only as a coach but as a friend, teacher and just a great person. He will be...Read More »
42 of 55 | Posted by: Leslie Emanuele-Notargiacomo

“To the Lessner family, our deepest sympathies go out to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I feel truly...Read More »
43 of 55 | Posted by: Kevin Duffy

“The Lessner Family, Your husband, father and Grandfather will be missed by all that he came across. He is Riverview Footaball! We had the pleasure...Read More »
44 of 55 | Posted by: Chris Hogg

“You were a great man Doc. You influenced more people than most people notice in a lifetime. Coach 'em up,up there. ”
45 of 55 | Posted by: Robert Baumstark

“On behalf of the entire Riley family our deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the Lessner Family . Im a richer person for having known...Read More »
46 of 55 | Posted by: Vance L. Riley

“Craig and I want to take a moment to say how very sorry we are to hear about Coach Lessner. I've knowm him as Mr. Lessner and Craig has known him as...Read More »
47 of 55 | Posted by: Allyson(Pacheco) & Craig Brandes

“I think my son's favorite thing about high school was playing football, but Dr. Lessner was not just football. I had the privilege of working with...Read More »
48 of 55 | Posted by: Lou Ann Durand

“To the Lessner family. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Coach was a great man to play for. ”
49 of 55 | Posted by: John Riling

“Bluker your dead now no more c ”
50 of 55 | Posted by: yode

“Hey bluker you bit the big one aye, no more clipboard head cracking dude! ”
51 of 55 | Posted by: Mr. Riverview

“Hey blunker your dead how does it feel? ”
52 of 55 | Posted by: Anonymous

“Hey blunker your dead how does it feel? ”
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54 of 55 | Posted by: Angela Murphy

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Lessner, Donald G., Sr., age 69, October 3, 2007 of Trenton. Husband of Eileen. Father of Mary Mercure, Donald Jr. (Julie), Margaret (Rick) St. Andre, Susan (Scott) Boesler and Timothy (Marysue). Son of Marian and the late Dayton. Brother of Martha (Chuck) Rose and Judy (Robert) Blackburn. Grandfather of 18.