Lester R. Brimmer

Lester R. Brimmer, 78, of Charlotte, a man who was a hard person to ignore, died unexpectedly at his home February 2, 2021. Lester was born October 25, 1942 in Belding, the son of Chester and Helen (Zinchkowski) Brimmer. Lester worked at General Motors for 31 years in a variety of jobs. He was a fork lift operator, a driver, worked in the press department and in the paint department.
Lester loved the opportunity to express his opinion which often resulted in lively and sometimes argumentative conversations. No matter how the conversation may have sounded, Lester was always a person who had a kind heart and was willing to help out others when in need. That was evident in his marriage to his late wife, Shirley. They loved each other very much even though they didn’t see eye to eye on everything. Lester was always amazed and proud of Shirley and her ability to manage the household finances and support her church. Les was a creature of habit. He had to have his morning State Journal so he could do the crossword puzzle and every Sunday he had to watch Detroit Lions Football (he was a true fan). He also loved listening to his favorite country singer, Waylon Jennings, playing euchre, or fishing with his step-son Willie.
Lester is survived by his step-children, Dan (Patsie) Butler, Darlene Sanders, Dawn (Gerald) Funk, David (Dawn) Butler, Tamara Strickland, Sandra Bennett, William (Lorrie) Householder, Sheila (Bill) Hurtubise, Bonnie Clay, Jay Lamie; and brother Walter Brimmer; his friend Dick Strickland; and his beloved cat, Waylon.
He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; his parents; brother, Bob Brimmer; sister, Jeanette Schultz; and step-daughter, Dixie Burg.
Friends are encouraged to support Lester’s family by sharing memories of Lester on his tribute page at PrayFuneral.com. A graveside service will take place on February 8, 2021 at 12 noon at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte with Pastor Mike Knauff officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to United Way. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.