Leslie 'Les' StecklerMSGT Leslie “Les” Steckler, 57, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Sunday, Jan. 13, at home after a short battle with cancer.
MSGT Leslie “Les” Steckler, 57, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Sunday, Jan. 13, at home after a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; four daughters, Nikki Steckler, Dickinson, Billi (Jamie) Bennett and Jayme Simmons of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Amber Steckler of Salem, Ore.; two sons, Shane of Fargo and Ken (Lisa) Byers of Billings, Mont.; three brothers, Dave (EDee), Jim (Kerry), and Jeffrey (Mary Ann) of Dickinson; two sisters, Gail (Bruce) Ochs of Billings, and Cindy (Don) Collins of Yermo, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Eva (Marx) Steckler and a grandson, Edward “Ray-Ray” Lugo III.
Les was born Jan. 26, 1955, in Dickinson. He joined the Marine Corps in 1971 and dedicated his life to the service of his country.
After a distinguished 22-year career, he worked for a number of firms where he ensured that any given task was handled with the kind of enthusiasm, commitment and determination that only a seasoned Marine can display.
A celebration of his life will be held at Claire’s Pub and Grill, 3840 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.
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