Leslie A. Libor, 62

Leslie Allan Libor, age 62, of Hutchinson, formerly of Cokato and Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Prairie Senior Cottage, in Hutchinson.

He was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Watertown, to George and Jeannie (Lockwood) Libor. Leslie grew up in the Bloomington area, West Palm Beach, FL, and finally Howard Lake, where he graduated from high school in 1972.

Leslie then entered the United States Army, where he served until 1975. He spent time during his service in Hawaii.

Leslie married Beverly Ernhart May 1, 1977, at the home of the bride. The couple made their home first in Cokato, then in Georgia for five years.

While in Georgia, Leslie worked as a 911 deputy sheriff dispatcher from January 1981-1984 for Fulton County police department in Atlanta.

They then moved back to Cokato, and Leslie went to work at Buffalo Cleaners, where he stayed for the next 33 years.

He was a great sports enthusiast, and coached his children’s little league teams, played town ball, and horse shoes. He enjoyed music, and played in “The Driftwood Band.”

Leslie was also interested in cars and street rods; his own was a 1939 Pontiac. He enjoyed socializing and was a charismatic individual, a cutthroat cribbage player, and yet a humble individual. He was one of the original lot owners at Lake Dale Campground on Long Lake.

Leslie was a member of the Howard Lake American Legion Post 145.

He is survived by his former wife, Beverly, of Hutchinson; children: Joel (Tyler Anderson) of Minneapolis, Shawn (Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson) Libor, and Dawn (Steve) Suess, all of Hutchinson; grandchildren Jaden and Kash Suess of Hutchinson; and a sister, Jan (Jeff) Sammon of Alpharetta, GA.

Leslie was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service took place Friday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato.

Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato and Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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