Leslie J. “Les” Roys
OREGON-Leslie J. “Les” Roys, age 77, of Oregon, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.
He was born on April 27, 1937, in Volga, Iowa, the son of Dale and Florence (Dorher) Roys. Les married Mary Durbin on July 12, 1958, in San Diego, Calif. He attended High School in Iowa, and then Miami University of Ohio. Les served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 until 1975, and was a member of People’s United Methodist Church. He was a supervisor at Wisco Industries for 25 years and at Dorn True Value Hardware in Oregon for several years. Les enjoyed fishing and hunting, reading, watching old westerns, tinkering, helping people, but most of all, spending time with family and his grandchildren.
He is survived by James Roys; Carole (Richard) Long; Sherrie Roys; Laurie Roys Vyhovsky; seven grandchildren, Kevin Roys, Robert Owen, Jarrett Long, Jamie Griswold, Taylor Roys, Ryan Ama and Natasha Vyhovsky; two great-grandchildren, Austin Griswold and Ashton Tiedeman; a brother, Tom (Deon) Roys; sisters, Kathy (Mac) Duff, Shirley (Keith) Young, Mary (Dennis) DeGroote and Lois (Ted) Golden; and numerous other relatives and friends. Les was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary, in Aug. of 2012; and brothers, John Dale and Herk.
Funeral services will be held at PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 N. Alpine Parkway, Oregon, at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, June 8, 2014, with the Rev. Jason Mahnke presiding. A Luncheon will follow at Gunderson Funeral Home, 1150 Park Street, Oregon, WI 53575. A private family burial with military honors will be at a later date. Visitation will be held at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, 53711.
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Agrace HospiceCare for the loving care shown to our father.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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