Leslie M. Grismore
August 31, 1944 - November 24, 2019
Birthplace: Allerton, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 12/4/2019
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 12/5/2019
Grace Baptist Church
Burial 12/5/2019
Evergreen Cemetery

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Leslie Merle Grismore, age 75, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Les was born August 31, 1944 in Allerton, Iowa, the son of W. Wilson and Cleo Merle (Couchman) Grismore. The family lived many different places before settling in Guthrie Center, Iowa, where Les graduated in the class of 1964. He then served in the United States Army during the Vietnam war and was stationed in Korea. After his time of service, he moved to Omaha where he worked in construction until moving to Red Oak, Iowa to work for Lee’s Honda dealership. He later worked for Montgomery County Secondary Roads retiring in 2009. His hobbies included woodworking, hunting, fishing, and helping friends and neighbors in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law: Glenn Trotter; and nephew: Brandon Grismore. Survivors include his wife: Colleen Grismore of Red Oak; son: Stephen Grismore and wife Laura of Plymouth, WI; daughter: Michelle Grismore-Anderson and husband Rod of Emerson, Iowa; 6 grandchildren; siblings: Myrna Trotter Engel and husband Robert of Denver, CO; Lee Grismore and wife Delores of Red Oak; Jeanette Solberg and husband Gene of Knoxville, TN; Walter Grismore and wife Judy of Omaha, NE; Paulette Kirby and husband James of Rio Rico, AZ; and Miles Grismore and wife Mary of Ankeny, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Grace Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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