Bio: Lesniewski, Rich (Retires
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Lesniewski, Teclaw
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 10/21/2015
Lesniewski, Rich (Retires from Post Office – 16 October 2015)
In 1981, Rich Lesniewski of Thorp was splitting his time working construction and for his family business at Thorp Floor Covering, but, that winter, while laid off for the season, Lesniewski was offered a substitute mail carrier job at his hometown post office by Butch Teclaw, who was the Postmaster at the time. Little did he know that he was starting a 34-year-long career.
In 1988, Lesniewski was officially hired as a full-time mail carrier, delivering mail within Thorp’s Route One. Every-day come rain or shine, Lesniewski covered his route for 15 years. Then in 2003, he moved to Route Three within Thorp – the course he followed for an additional 12 years.
Now, after a total of 34 years with the Thorp Post Office, Lesniewski has distributed his final letters, packages, and parcels, as he bid farewell and entertained retirement. On Friday, October 16, 2015, Lesniewski completed his route one last time—but before hitting the road, he was the guest of honor during a retirement celebration at the Thorp Post Office with his co-workers—past and present—friends, and family.
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