John Robert Lilleskau, Sr. was born on August 29, 1945 in Tulsa, OK. He was the son of Sheldon Thomas Lilleskau and Betty Lee (Reynolds) Lilleskau. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. John had lived in Silverthorne, CO and Tulsa, OK before moving to Branson. He had been a detective with the Tulsa Police Department and later worked in residential construction. He married his loving wife Vicki on October 16, 1981 in Tulsa. John was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
John entered into rest on Tuesday, March 7 at his home in Branson at the age of 71.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Vicki Lilleskau of Branson; his children, Ronnie (Brandy) Melendy of Thornton, CO, Robert Lilleskau, Jr. of Branson, Amanda (Kris) Cooper of Colorado Springs, CO, Tracy (David) Groom of Austin, Texas, Jamie Lilleskau of Broken Arrow, OK; one brother, Thomas Lilleskau of Kansas, OK; one sister, Linda Byers of Bloomington, IN and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory in Branson with full military rites. Rev. Larry Kackley will officiate.