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CHEYENNE, WYOMING Memorial services for Leslie C. Landmesser, 79, were held March 26, 2001, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Rapp officiating.

Cremation took place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Interment of the urn was March 27,2001, in Grand Island, Neb. He died March 23, 2001, in Cheyenne.

He was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Rolfe, Iowa and had lived in Cheyenne since 1972 with prior residence in Sidney, Neb.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War 11 in the 7th Infantry as a liaison pilot. He was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient.

He was a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad for 33 years.

He was a member of the UP Club, American Legion Post No. 6, VFW Post No. 1881, Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth L. Landmesser of Cheyenne, whom he married in 1942; three daughters, Carol Warren of McMinnville, Ore., Jane Mattson of Kenai, Alaska and Donna McKay of Dallas; a son, Tom Landmesser of Henderson, Neb.; three sisters, Viola Harris of Fort Dodge,

Iowa and Gladys Triplett and Edna Caniglia, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nine grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Leslie C. Landmesser Jr.; his parents, Ora and Lizzie Landmesser and two brothers, Harold Landmesser and Orville Landmesser.

Friends who wish may contribute to United Blood Services or give blood in his memory.

Services are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes.