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OBITUARY - OLIVER LEROY "BUD" LESAN

American Flag.jpg Bud LESAN, son of Neva Fay (McELROY) and Oliver LeRoy LESAN Sr., was born December 22, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away September 14, 2008, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa.

He graduated from North High School in 1943, served in the United States Air Force as a Pilot during WWII, later working as an electrician in Des Moines and later in Creston. Bud worked as the advertising director at the Creston News Advertiser for nearly 30 years.

On February 16, 1952, he married Margaret Ann HOPKINS in Creston. They had three children. Bud was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #605 adn Crestmoor Golf Club; and avid Hawkeye and Cubs fan and enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and making breakfast in the duck blind.

Survivors include his 2 sons; Bob (Janel) LESAN, and Tom (Danette) LESAN; daughter, Jan LESAN; sister Beverly FINCH; 5 grandchildren; brother-in-law Robert (Judy) HOPKINS.

He was preceded by his parents, and his wife Margaret Ann.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa.

Oliver LeRoy (Bud) LESAN, 83, of Creston, Iowa died September 14, 2008, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Powers Funeral Home junction of Highways 34 & 25 Creston. Pastor Jerry Hoff will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, west of Creston, with flag presentation by the Theodore J. Martens V.F.W. Post 1797. Open visitation will be 2 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, with family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be to Southwestern Community College Scholarship Fund in Budís name. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com Bud LESAN, son of Neva Fay (McELROY) and Oliver LeRoy LESAN Sr., was born December 22, 1924, in Council Bluffs, Ia. He graduated from North High School in 1943, he served in the United States Air Force as a Pilot during WWII, later working as an electrician in Des Moines and later in Creston. Bud worked as the advertising director at the Creston News Advertiser for nearly thirty years.

On February 16, 1952, he married Margaret Ann HOPKINS in Creston. They had three children, and called Creston home for the rest of his life. Bud was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #605 and Crestmoor Golf Club; an avid Hawkeye and Cubs fan and enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and making breakfast in the duck blind.

Survivors include his two sons: Bob (wife Janel) LESAN of Solon, Ia. and Tom (wife Danette) LESAN of Creston; his daughter, Jan LESAN of Creston; sister Beverly FINCH of Yucca Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren: Matt and Skylar LESAN, Nicole and Caitlyn LESAN, and Christopher FOSTER; brother-in-law Robert (wife Judy) HOPKINS and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Margaret Ann.

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Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2009

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