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Leslie W. Bereiter,

Birth date: December 25, 1929
Death date: June 25, 2012


Age 82, of Union Grove, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at his residence. He was born December 25, 1929 in Zion, IL, to the late Leslie A. and Hazel (nee Whiteman) Bereiter. Leslie spent his early life and received his education in Zion, IL. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1956 until 1958.

On August 29, 1970 in Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Leslie was united in marriage to Ellen A. Daley. Following marriage they made their home in West Allis. Ellen preceded Leslie in death on January 14, 2005.

Leslie worked as a carpenter. Before his retirement he worked at Carthage College as a maintenance man and was always dedicated to what he was doing. Leslie was a 29 year member of the American Legion Post# 0552 in Somers.

Survivors include his step-daughters; Fran (Dan) Schneeberger, Susan (Jim) Esqueda and Barbara Hart, son, Michael Bereiter and daughter, Cindy (Mike) Janowski, many grandchildren, many more great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Leslie is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives’ and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, step-son, Howard, and other family members.

A special thank you to his 3 step-daughters, who made his last year’s fun and special to him.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

Private inurnment will take place at So Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.