(Oct. 31, 2004)
Memorial services were held in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 3 for Mari Lynne Huhnke Wesnitzer Lekarczyk, 42, a former Worland resident, who died Sunday, Oct. 31 in Colorado Springs after an extended illness.
She was born May 17, 1962, in Worland to Billy Gene Huhnke and Sharon Dusenberry Fech. Her childhood years were spent in Worland, Sheridan and Rock Springs, and she moved to Colorado Springs in 1984.
She received her high school education in Wyoming and graduated from Blair Junior College in Colorado Springs with an associates degree as a legal assistant/paralegal in 1993. During her years in Colorado Springs, she worked for eight years at Schriever Air Force Base as a property accountant, at Voice Messaging of America, SOS staffing, as a bartender and as a paralegal.
Her favorite activities included taking care of her children and family; being a homemaker and paying special attention to her children's friends. Some of her favorite pass times were sewing, crafts, music, pottery, raising African violets, gardening, canning and "going out and having a good time." She had a special place in her heart for the Big Horn Mountains where she wished for her ashes to be spread.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Brian Lekarczyk, and her children, Justin, Matthew and Amanda Wesnitzer, all of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Joe and Sharon Fech of Meeteetse; father, Bill Huhnke of Branson, Mo.; her father and mother-in-law, Robert and Dolores Lekarczyk of Melbourne, Fla.; brothers, Carl (Ann) Huhnke of Lander and David (Cindy) Huhnke of Worland; brothers-in-law, Mark (Mary) and Randy Lekarczyk of Colorado Springs and Eric (Oahn Tran) Lekarczyk of Westminster, Colo.; her former husband, Joe Wesnitzer of Colorado Springs; numerous nieces and nephews; grandparents, Fred and Nola Silvernale of Powell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.