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Leslie Amlund Mathre (1922-2018)


Posted By: Mark Christian
Date: 10/5/2018 at 23:06:37

Obituary From Adams Soderstrum Funeral Home, Story County, Iowa.

Leslie Amlund Mathre was born on November 8, 1922 in rural Story City to Lewis J. and Sophie (Amlund) Mathre. Les began his education at the Mathre Country School, and was a graduate of Story City High School. He was married to Beverly Noah of Rudd in 1951. To that union was born Cheryl, Diane and Larry. He married Doris Engstrom Krumm on August 16, 1973 and she brought to the marriage her three children, Jennifer, Denny and Karol.

Les was always very proud of his military service. He was in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater, a survivor of Iwo Jima, and he photographed the signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. He had many stories that he could share. Les was involved in trucking his entire life and he owned and operated Les Mathre Truck Line for 50 years. He was past commander of American Legion Post 59 in Story City and a member of the 40/8. In his younger days he enjoyed roller skating, and he loved to dance and listen to country music his entire life. He was an avid fisherman and spent his free time in Mille Lacs, Minnesota and the Branson, Missouri area.

Les passed away September 12, 2018 at Accura Healthcare of Ames at the age of 95.

Les is survived by his wife, Doris of Story City; two daughters, Cheryl (Ron) Hoffman and Diane (Kim) Larson; a son, Larry (Glenda) Mathre; two step daughters, Jennifer (Andy) Friedmeyer of Ankeny and Karol (Vince Jasper) Krumm of Boone; a step daughter-in-law, Pam Krumm of rural Boone; his grandchildren, Stacey, Laura, Jill, Shelby, Layton, Heath; his step- grandchildren, Abby, Lindsay, Jeff, Toby and Tracy and his great grandchildren Zac, Noah, Emily, Katelyn, Anne, Maggie, Charlie, Abbie, Nora, Harper, Xavier, Kelbe, Ava and Ashton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Denny Krumm; a grandson, Troy Jacobson and a sister, Clarice Flattebo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Petri Lutheran Church or Story City American Legion.

Memorial Service
Thursday 20 Sep
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Petri Lutheran Church
804 Grand Ave.
Story City, Iowa 50248

Cemetery Details
Story City Municipal Cemetery
980 Grand Avenue
Story City, Iowa 50248


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