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Leslie Ronald "Les" Watterud
Birth: Apr. 1, 1946
Valley County
Montana, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 2006
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA

Leslie (Les) R. Watterud, 59, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, passed away February 17, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Les was born April 1, 1946, in Glasgow, Montana to Lester and Vernice Watterud. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1964. He then served his country as a Marine in the Vietnam War. Les married Karen Neufeld in 1969 and moved to Colorado Springs on their honeymoon. He worked at Svedala Pumps and Processing, (Metso Minerals, Denver Equipment Company, Joy Manufacturing) for 35 years. Les was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche. He enjoyed yard-work, camping, and woodworking; and especially attending his grandchildren's activities, and their sports events.

Les secured his eternal home in Heaven, when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, four years ago. His relationship with the Lord enabled him to face his cancer battle with courage and strength. Les' faith was evident as he endured much pain and suffering, touching many lives along the way. His family extends their personal gratitude to Dr. Nathan Pearlman, the doctors & nurses at University of Colorado Hospital of Denver, and the many people who prayed and supported Les and his family during the past two years.

Les is survived by his loving wife, Karen; daughters Lori (husband Anthony) Jenkins, Rae-Chel (husband Thomas) Rhineberger; grandchildren Tiffany Rhineberger (18), Trenton Martinez (17), Brianna Martinez (12), Katelyn Jenkins (4), Jenna Jenkins (2) and Ethan Jenkins (4mos); mother Vernice Watterud; brother Donald (wife Elaine) Watterud, sister Shirley (husband Larry) Quiring, brother Larry (wife Tess) Watterud, and sister LaDonna (husband Ken) Wade; numerous uncles, aunts; nephews and nieces. Les is preceded in death by his father Lester Watterud; brother Lyle Watterud; unborn child and grandchildren.

Visitation 4:00 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.
Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Pulpit Rock Church, 305 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, 80918.
Memorial contributions can be made to Pulpit Rock Church or the American Cancer Society at

Family links: 
  Lester S Watterud (1912 - 1992)
  Vernice S Biem Watterud (1921 - 2010)
  Lori Renelle Watterud Martinez Jenkins (1970 - 2013)*
  Lyle Watterud (1941 - 1941)*
  Leslie Ronald Watterud (1946 - 2006)
*Calculated relationship
LCPL US Marine Corps Vietnam
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Maintained by: chel
Originally Created by: AW
Record added: Sep 24, 2006
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Leslie Ronald Les Watterud
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