Leslie R. Mabie, Stoughton, WI (1921-2014)
December 17, 1921 - June 13, 2014
Leslie R. Mabie, age 92, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Nazareth Health & Rehabilitation. He was born in Brodhead, on Dec. 17, 1921, the son of Frank and Florence Mabie. Les graduated from Edgerton High School, where he was active in Boxing, Football and Track. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country in the 294th Joint Assault Signal Corps, the first group to arrive on Omaha Beach, Normandy, in 1944. Les was honorably discharged in 1945, and returned to WI. While working at Fairbanks Morse building diesel motors, he met his future bride. On Aug. 17, 1946, Les married Jeannette Stluka. In 1957, they settled in Stoughton, and enjoyed farming their land. Les was a member of First Lutheran Church and active on the church dart league. He enjoyed bowling for over 45 years, going to the fair, especially Stoughton, Dane County and Walworth, and racing his horses.
Les is survived by his two sons, Stanley and Rick (Laura) Mabie; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Mary Sue) and Denis Mabie; five sisters: Mary Tomaszweski, Martha Rinker, Charlene Olson, Joyce Kinzer and Nancy Schmit; sister-in-law, Virginia Mabie; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeannette; three sisters: Jean Glackin, Nettie Witt and Virginia Walters; and six brothers: Bernard, Jackson, Frank, Robert, Darrell, and Jerry Mabie.
Memorial services will be held at 12 Noon at CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton, with Rev. Jerry Pribbenow officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the services, at the Stoughton VFW. Friends may greet the family from 11 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the FUNERAL HOME. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
A special thank you to the staff of Nazareth Health & Rehabilitation and the First Lutheran Church Circle 17.
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Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton, WI 53589