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Jimmy Lee Lesline

December 27, 1948 — June 30, 2023

Sioux City, IA - Jimmy Lee Lesline entered into eternal rest Friday, June 30th at home, surrounded by loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Friday, July 7, 2023, at Holy Cross Parish-St. Michael Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family is being assisted with arrangements by Christy-Smith Funeral Home, Larkin Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.christysmith.com .

Jimmy was born December 27, 1948, the son of Asa W. Lesline and Vivian (McKee) Lesline in Sgt. Bluff, Iowa. He lived his early childhood in Westfield and Jefferson, SD, later moving to Sioux City South bottoms neighborhood and starting school at Hobson, also attending several schools before finishing at Central High School. Jim served in the US army from 1970-1972, stationed in West Germany and Vietnam.

Jimmy married Ruth Fox on March 16th , 1973. To this Marriage, 4 children were born. Rochelle, Jimmy R, Marissa, and Amanda. He worked at Interbake foods, IBP (Tyson Foods) and retired from Metz baking.

Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman, claiming 99 deer to his credit and winning several awards from The Pope and Young club. In years past, he participated in numerous archery competitions, winning many awards and trophies. Always proud to share his skills with friends and family, he was also an avid collector of outdoor memorabilia. Some of Jim's hobbies include gardening, going to casino’s, family game night, vacations, and thrift shopping. He was an enthusiastic Iowa Hawkeyes, Notre Dame and Greenbay Packers fan. He was an overall jack of all trades. He always enjoyed making friends and family laugh.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Jim was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic church (Holy Cross Parish) and enjoyed volunteering at the annual fish dinners.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ruth; daughters, Rochelle Lesline, Marissa (Marco) Moreno, Amanda (Jose) Moreno and son Jimmy Robert Lesline; grandchildren, Desiree and Dylan Loggins, Hunter, Halee and Archer Lesline, Alexis, Brooklyn, Austin, Noah, Gabriel Moreno and Alicia Sanchez; brother, Richard (Jill) Lesline; sister, Carol Kennedy; sister-in-laws, Mary (Dave) Andersen, LeeAnn Fox, Didi Fox, Val Fox, Bill (Felicia) Fox; and many nieces and nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Alfred and Peggy Fox; brothers, Robert and John Lesline; sister-in-laws, Mary Lesline, Alberta Fox; brothers-in-law, Don, Kenny and Jim Fox, Allen Kennedy; nephews, Stevie, Jeff Andersen, and Johnny Lesline.
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