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Leskosek, Otto
August 29, 1919 - October 24, 2017
Service:Thursday, November 2, 2017
1:00 pm
Service to Honour Otto will be held at the Rocky Funeral Home, 4804 – 48th Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB on Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 PM – Reception to follow.
Notice:  In lieu of Flowers Donation’s in Otto’s name may be made to- Legion Branch #8, Sick Kids Foundation or STARS Ambulance .

Obituary

TODAY IS A DAY TO HONOR THE LIFE OF
OTTO LESKOSEK
AUGUST.29.1919 ~ OCTOBER.24.2017

HUSBAND~FATHER~SON~BROTHER~GREAT
GRANDFATHER~GREAT GREAT
GRANDFATHER~UNCLE~FRIEND


Otto passed away peacefully with family members at his side in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

Born in the settlement of Maple Leaf Alberta (Crowsnest Pass), August 29, 1919 to Joseph and Louise Leskosek. Otto spent the first 15 years of his life growing up in the Crowsnest Pass with his four elder siblings, Paula, Ed, Joe and Erna.

Otto’s father passed prior to his birth in May of 1919, leaving his mother to raise the five children on her own. In 1934 the family bought a farm in Beaver Mines Alberta, where the boys built the family house. It was here where Otto learned to break horses, hunt and farm. In 1941 he joined the army where he trained in communications, he spent the next four years constructing and installing communications lines throughout western Canada prior to being transferred to Kingston, Ontario. After a short stint in Kingston, Otto was transferred to the Yukon in 1945. After the end of the war he spent two years supplying firewood for the paddleboats which traveled the river systems of the Yukon. In 1947, his love of southern Alberta drew him back to work on the Buckhorn Ranch just south of Beaver Mines.

It was on this ranch where he would meet Elizabeth (better known as Betty) who was working on the J.O. ranch close by. Otto and Betty were married on October 16, 1948 in a double ceremony with his brother Joe & Lonie. He would spend the next few years working for the Vance Brothers, and Jeff Hardy of Pincher Creek, AB. In 1953 he went to work for Farm Electric, a division of Calgary Power today known as Trans Alta. Otto would spend the next 31 years working for this company.

In 1957 Ot & Betty bought a farm in Rimbey Alberta where they would live until June of 1967, after which time they moved their then 11 children to a farm just outside of Rocky Mountain House. on August 5, 1967 child number 12, Joseph would arrive.

Otto loved working on hydro dams and powers line systems, but his passion was farming, so in 1974 Otto registered Kluane Shorthorn, and began breeding and raising this breed of cattle. In 1984 he retired from Trans-Alta utilities, and farmed full time until 2001, where at the age of 82 he sold his herd and rented the farmland out to a local farmer.

Otto is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Louise, siblings, Pauline, Edward, Joseph, Erna, daughter Roxy, great granddaughter Montana Owen and Son-in-Law Vaughn Pettersen.

Otto’s leaves his Wife Betty of 69 years, and children Frances Owen, Leslie Leskosek, Rudy Leskosek (Lois), Carol North (Wes), Frank Leskosek (Donna), Pauline Pettersen, Mary Warnock (Andy), Otto Leskosek (Jr), Kathleen Leavitt (Rick), Peter Leskosek (Charmaine) Joe Leskosek and 34 grandkids, 42 great grand children and 7 great great grand children.

Service to Honour Otto will be held at the Rocky Funeral Home, 4804 – 48th Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB on Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 PM – Reception to follow. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House.
In lieu of Flowers Donation’s in Otto’s name may be made to- Legion Branch #8, Sick Kids Foundation or STARS Ambulance .

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

Condolences

Bob and Phyllis Munson:
Our sincere condolences in Ott's passing - he had a good and busy life.
Ellie Soderquist (Sheriff):
Dear Betty and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Know that my thoughts are with you, and hope that the family and friends that are surrounding you this day can be a soothing balm on your aching heart.
Mush love Ellie

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