Of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 at the age of 78. He was born January 5, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to proud Polish parents Walter and Helen (Karpinski) Lencki. Walt was raised and educated in Catholic schools in Chicago and after graduating, he entered the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served our country while in Korea. After his honorable discharge he moved with his parents to California. After a short career in sales, Walt joined the Burbank Police Department, where he was a homicide detective. He later taught in several colleges, instructing police and first responders. After retirement, he found himself again serving his country and his comrades at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. He was a charter member and trainer with the Memorial Honor Details Guard. Walt retired to Roseburg and was united to Oksana Davyda in May of 2009 in Portland, Oregon. They made their home in Roseburg. Walt was a people person, who was easy to get to know. He was also known as a conservative when it came to politics. He is survived by his loving wife, Oksana of Roseburg. He also leaves his children, Denise Fejtek and her husband Paul, Douglas Lencki , and Daniel Lencki and his wife, Renee, all of California. He is survived by a grandson, Ryan as well as Oksana’s son, Nazar Davyda of Europe. Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Taylor’s Family Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Mr. John H. Stenbeck. Military rites will be offered by The US Marine Corps Honor Guard, the Marine Corps League and the VFW District Twelve Honor Guard. Private Interment will be at the Roseburg National Cemetery. Donations can be made in Walt’s name to the Marine Corps Association Foundation at http://www.mcafdn.org/donations. The family suggests calling Wintergreen Nursery, which are close friends, at 679-8224, for flowers needs. The family invites you to visit Walt’s memorial webpage and sign the online guest book at www.taylorsfamilychapel.com.
Walter E. Lencki
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