Leslie "Les" De MeyerDecember 12, 1927 ~ July 18, 2017 (age 89)
Leslie De Meyer, 89, of Plover, passed away peacefully with family by his side on July 18, 2017 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. Les was born December 12, 1927, in Spirit Falls, WI, the son of Joseph and Eva (Winchell) De Meyer. In 1945, Les entered the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the U.S.S. De Haven as a first-class fireman. After discharge, he continued to serve his country in the Navy Reserves. He devoted a great deal of his time to the AMVETS. Les was a member of AMVETS 37, AMVETS 1051, VFW 1062 and PLAV 185. He served as state commander from 1996-1997. Les was also a post commander for AMVETS, among a number of other positions as his passion was to support veterans. He worked for Chrysler Corporation for 28 years with perfect attendance.
Les is survived by his wife, Irene (Eileen) of Plover; children and step-children: James (Gloria) Shepard, Mesa, AZ; Randy (Janet) Mau, Sumerset, KY; Kathy (Jimmie) Schumacher, Ocala, FL; Leslie De Meyer, Cudahy; Joyce De Meyer, West Allis; Daniel (Patrice) De Meyer, Waukesha, Michael (Debra) Maslowski, Rosholt; Diane (Dale) Glodowski, Rosholt; Neal (Sandee) Maslowski, Stevens Point; Brian (Barb) Maslowski, Stevens Point; Christine Maslowski (Dennis), Kellner; Lisa (Mark) Radomski, Muskego. He has 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Les enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing and spending time with family. He was known by many for his great sense of humor and endless jokes.
The family would like to thank the staff at King Veterans Home and ThedaCare Hospice for the outstanding care they provided for Les during his stay.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Main Chapel of the Wisconsin Veternas Home, N2665 Cty QQ King, WI. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m., service at 1:30 p.m. followed by burial in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King with full military honors provided by AMVETS Color Guard.