Death 6 Jan 2008 Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA
Bandleader, musician and songwriter
Inducted into the Colorado Polka Hall of Fame as the first living member in 1976.
Honored with the European-American Music Award for his lifetime achievements at the Grand Polka Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., in September 1999.
Inducted into the International Polka Hall of Fame in Chicago in August 2001.
Inducted into the World of Music Hall of Fame in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, 2001.
Mr. Lesser played with many notable musicians in his time, including Frank Yankovic , America's polka king, and several musicians from the Lawrence Welk Show.