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Leonard Edwin Resler

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February 29, 1940 - May 23, 2013

 

Len was born in 1940 in Clinton, Okla. and his family moved to Boulder City, Nev. in 1943. He was a very active student and athlete at Boulder City High School. His All-American football career as halfback #77 led the team to state championships twice ('56 and '57). He had one of the longest standing school records in track (long jump and triple jump). In 2007, he was inducted into the BCHS Golden Eagle Hall of Fame for his All-American football, track, and overall achievements.

 

Len served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and Thailand during the war. He returned to the States and continued to serve for nine years. After benefiting from the G.I. Bill, and graduating college (BS in Criminology), he re-enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served 15 more years.


His army service included stations at Ft. Ord, Calif.; Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii; Schoffield Barracks, Hawaii (including assignments to Korea and Kosrae, Micronesia), and then the Presidio in San Francisco, Calif. He then moved to Southern Oregon and was employed at the V.A. Domiciliary for 19 years.


He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marie; his two sons, Michael and Chris; his mother, Betty Resler; his brother, Ron Resler; his sister, Susan Traasdahl; and his granddaughter, Micaela.


A private memorial will be in Boulder City, Nev. His family asks, in place of flowers, friends can make donations in the memory of Leonard Resler (Payable: Alzheimer's Assoc. mail to: 1650 NW Naito Parkway #190 Portland, OR 97209, including a note to support programs in Southern Oregon). Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center Portland.



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