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Leslie Theodore "Les" Vale

Male 1924 - 2017  (93 years)


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  • Name Leslie Theodore "Les" Vale 
    Nickname Les 
    Born 26 May 1924  Madison, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jul 2017  Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sun Prairie Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I43815  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 

    Father Ole Magnus Vale,   b. 13 Jan 1902, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1991, Skaalen Nursing Home, Stoughton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Jerona Hermanson,   b. 1903,   d. 11 Dec 1962, Oak Park IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F14481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alma J. Haarklau,   b. 22 Jul 1925, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2013, Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1947  DeForest, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Russell John Vale,   b. 5 Jun 1951,   d. 29 Jun 2009, Great Falls, Cascade Co, MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
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    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F16836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Leslie "Les" Theodore Christian Vale, age 93, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Agrace. He was born on May 26, 1924 in Madison, Wis., the son of Ole and Jerona (Hermanson) Vale. He married Alma Haarklau on Aug. 30, 1947 in De Forest, Wis. Together they raised four children and were married for 66 years. Les graduated from Sun Prairie High School and then served in the U.S. Airforce from 1943 until 1946. After serving in the Airforce, Les worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 years. He was also actively involved and a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Les enjoyed fishing, gardening and watching sports on TV. One of his fondest memories was being part of the Sun Prairie High School football team with his brothers and winning the state championship in 1941. Les is survived by his daughters; Jean (Charles Ballard) Boyle and Carol Walton; grandchildren Steven (Arielle) Lenihan, Brandy (Christofer) Schroeder and Tyler and Valerie Walton; great-grandchildren Micco Schroeder and Addison Lenihan; his brother Harold (Cress) Vale; his sister-in-law, Joan Kojo and he also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Leslie was preceded in death by his wife Alma; son, Russell Vale and daughter Alice Lenihan; and his brothers Olaf, Irvin, George and Russell Vale. Funeral services will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 550 Lincoln Drive, Sun Prairie, on Friday, July 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Timothy Hansen officiating. Burial will follow at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie