Leslie Les Gene Schreurs, the son of Harlan Edwin and Mary Adeline Ann (Dillon) Schreurs, was born on June 6, 1947, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Les entered eternal rest on October 30, 2010, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of sixty-three years, four months, and twenty-six days.
Les graduated from high school in Lincoln, Nebraska with the Class of 1965. He received a degree in Drafting Technology from the Nebraska Vocational Tech School. Les served in the United States Navy in the Reserves from 1964 until 1971, and served active enlistment during the Vietnam War from 1967 until 1968.
Les began his career with Lincoln Steel Corporation in Lincoln, Nebraska, doing structural drafting. His career progressed to becoming a business partner at National Detail; a business that was instrumental in building large, steel buildings around the world. Some of their work included the Staples Center in L.A., and the Principal Building in Des Moines.
Les married Yvonne Splain and a daughter, Amy, was born to this union. They later divorced. On April 10, 1999, he married Connie Marie Kingery.
Les was a lifetime member of the VFW Post in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. Les volunteered his time to coach football in the Youth Midget Football League in Lincoln; and he served as an advisor for the Junior Achievement Program - a youth program to help teach life skills.
Left to cherish Less memory are his wife, Connie Schreurs, Afton; his children: Amy Schreurs (husband Scott) Donahoo, Lincoln, NE; Shawn (wife Rosie) Miller, Afton; and Angela Miller, Creston; his seven grandchildren: Krystal, Scotty, and Katie Donahoo; Clayton and Taylor Miller; and Harry and Haydn Walters; his sister: Sharon (husband Doug) Detmer, Branson West, MO; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Preceding Les in death were his parents, Harlan and Mary Schreurs; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harold and Luella Kingery; an infant brother; and his brother-in-law, Martin Kingery.
Memorials may be made in Les name.