Welcome to the memorial page for

Lester David Chroninger

February 10, 1937 ~ September 9, 2017 (age 80)

Lester David Chroninger, 80, of Alpena passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017, at The Country House in Ossineke.

Dave was born on February 10, 1937, in Ossineke to the late Lester and Jean (Pake) Chroninger.  On June 22, 1957, he married Janet J. Kinsel.  He served in the United States Army National Guard for 7 years. Dave was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and served as its custodian following his retirement from Fletcher Paper Company.  Dave was known for his jovial spirit and big heart for people and for animals.  He loved the great outdoors, listening to jazz, and most importantly, spending time with his family. 

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Janet; 3 children, Peggy Tomaszewski, Doug (Staci) Chroninger, Amy (David) Chidester; and a sister, Candis VanAcker.  He was the proud Papa of Kaitlyn, Taylor, Rachel, Douglas, and Allison (fiancé Trey).

Memorial visitation will take place at Grace Lutheran Church on Friday, September 29, from 4-8 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, September 30, at Grace Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service with Rev. Thomas Orth officiating. 

Inurnment: Grace Lutheran Cemetery

Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Plaza, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Grace Lutheran Church
119 W. Dunbar Street, Alpena MI 49707

 Service Information

September 29, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Memorial Service
September 30, 2017

11:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church
119 W. Dunbar Street
Alpena, MI 49707