Leslie E. Niemann
Graveside services, with military rites, for Leslie E. Niemann, formerly of Winside, were held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Lebanon, Ore.
Leslie was born July 1, 1928 to Otto and Clara Niemann. He attended Winside High School, graduating in 1946. After graduation he was a stock truck driver for a short time before entering the U.S. Army. After serving his country, he returned to Winside. Shortly after that he migrated west, stopping at his sister's home in Oregon. As the timber industry was going strong, jobs were plentiful.
On June 9, 1958 he married June Chapman Nelsen. They made their home in Lebanon, Ore. Les worked in a plywood mill until becoming employed by a grass seed farm, doing most farming jobs as well as cleaning seed to be sold. He did this the better part of his life.
After retiring, most of his time was spent working in his yard as his flowers and garden were his pride and joy and this was very evident in the beauty he created.
Survivors include his children - daughters, Sherri (Cory) Hibbert, Karen (Gene) Lorang and Lynette (Rod) Welk; a son, Randy (Robin) Nelsen; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a sister, Verda Parr.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, June, in 2017; his parents; one brother and five sisters.