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In Memory

Leslie Wilhelm (Wilhelm) - Class Of 1964

Donald Leslie 'Les' Wilhelm, Jr.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jan. 2, 1946-Oct. 28, 2010

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Donald Leslie "Les" Wilhelm Jr., 64, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 28, 2010), at his rural McCook home.

Les was born on Jan. 2, 1946, in McCook to Donald Leslie and Beth Ann (Relph) Wilhelm Sr. He graduated from McCook High School in 1964. He entered the U.S. Navy on Aug. 9, 1965, and served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 8, 1971.


He returned to McCook and enrolled at McCook Community College receiving his associate's degree. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln graduating with a bachelor's degree in business. He was a self-employed Certified Public Accountant until his health required him to retire.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was an avid Husker Football and volleyball fan.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Donald and Beth Wilhelm Sr.

Survivors include his three children, Justine and husband, Sean Owings of Lincoln, Nebraska, Teri and husband, Bill Dennis of Kansas City, Missouri, and Derrick Wilhelm of Lincoln; one brother, Darrell "Lee" Wilhelm and wife, Teresa of McCook; two sisters, Sandra and husband, Bill Gotchall of Oberlin, Kansas and Ann and husband, Ed Doyle of McCook; two grandchildren, Shelby and Riley Dennis; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Friends may send condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com

Memorial services are Monday, 2:30 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. A private family inurnment will be at a later time.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.