Leslie G. “Les” Lindsey, 85, a resident of Marshall County most of his life, coming to Indiana in 1934, has died.
Les died, following an illness. on Friday, March 24, 2000, at 3:30 a.m. at his residence, 335 West Church St., Argos.
Born on September 8, 1914, in Bloomington, Illinois, he was the son of Vollie and Pearl Hettinger Lindsey. He graduated in 1932 from Moore Twp. High School in Farmer City, Illinois.
On December 8, 1935, in Rev. Sickafoose’s parsonage in Plymouth, Les and Venus Rhoade were married.
In 1938, Les was crowned Marshall County’s Champion Corn Husker. He was the last person to ever hold this title.
A farmer early in his life, Les also had worked at Inwood Feed and Grain. He retired in 1983 after 10 years with the Marshall County Highway Department.
He enjoyed traveling, all sports, especially the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs and Purdue University. He was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed fishing, hunting and boating.
Les is survived by Venus, his wife of sixty-four years, two daughters and a son. They are Doris and Gerald Shoemaker and Sandra Lindsey, all of Argos, and Dr. Robert Lindsey, DVM, of Plymouth, Ind.
Five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter survives him as well.
Les was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, two sisters and Barbara Lindsey, a daughter-in-law, who died in July, 1998.
Friends may visit with Les’ family on Sunday, March 26, 2000, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Robert Mace, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Argos, will be on Monday, March 27, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Les’ memory may be made to the Marshall County Heart Association.