He is survived by his loving wife Esther (Engel) of 61 years and his 10 children, 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren: Larry (Joyce) and their children – Lyle (Tammy) – their children – Sydney, Ashley, & Kolby, and Ryan (Doreen) and son Casen; Sheila (Hoss) and their children – Candida (Patrick) and their son Alexander, Shauna (Mason) and their son Austin;
Wayne (Louise) and their children Mark and Michele; Jim (Susan) and their children – Shelley and her children Jayden and Madison, and Jody (Michelle) and their daughters Charlie and McKenna; Cindy and her children Tara (Greg) and their children Lane, Colin, Heidi and Justine, Paul (Shari), and Craig; and their father Kevin James Brian (Sherry); Charleen (Dennis) and their daughters Amanda (Wayne) and Angela (Tom); Merle (Tammy) and their children Nigel (Sarah), Haylie, and Kendra; Rusty (Debbie) and their children Mallory, Clay and Paige; Stacey (Marcy) and their boys Carter and Duncan.
Leslie is also survived by his sisters Tillie Schilling, Hilda Schultz, Lillie Thieleman, Mable Shipton, Mae (Jack) Culley and Bessie (Francis) Jabeouf, as well as his sisters-in-law Rita Renschler, Betty Ann Renschler and Helen Brigley. He was predeceased by his parents Rose Renschler and George Renschler, brothers Bill, Ed, Percy, Harold and sisters Helen and Velma, brother-in-laws Harry, Ray, Arnold, Oscar and Clarence. Leslie is survived also by numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. A private funeral was held at Knox United Church, June 20, 2011 with Rev. Barbara Zimmerman officiating.
Stacey Renschler gave a tribute to his dad from the family. Cathy Schaffner played for the congregational hymns and Doreen Renschler played “Beyond the Sunset” as a piano solo. Knox United Church Choir led the singing. Grandsons Lyle, Mark, Clay, Jody, Nigel, Ryan Renschler were pallbearers as Leslie was laid to rest at Castor Cemetery. Family gathered at the Castor Community Hall for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by Ann Mickielsen. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium entrusted with the care and arrangements.