Leslie J. "Les" Loch (1924 - 2012)

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Leslie J. "Les" Loch, 88

Waite Park

August 24, 1924 ~ Nov. 6, 2012

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 13, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, MN, for Leslie J. "Les" Loch, 88, of Waite Park, MN, and Peoria, AZ, who died November 6, 2012. The Reverend Dee Pederson will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, MN, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Les was born on August 24, 1924, in Alexandria, MN, to John and Clara (Baumann) Loch. Les attended school in Alexandria, MN. He served in the 1st Convalescent Hospital of the US Army from 1943-1946, in New Guinea and the Philippines. He married Dorothy M. Kamoni on August 11, 1948, in Jamestown, ND. Les was a policeman in Alexandria from 1951-1965, serving as Chief of Police for the last seven years. Les worked for the State of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension beginning in 1965, retiring in 1985. Les and Dorothy enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada in their retirement. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, wood-working, and birding. Les especially enjoyed his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the MPPOA, and Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Les is survived by: wife Dorothy; children, Steven of Babbitt, Sherry of Peoria, AZ, Evone of Willmar, David (Sandy) of Bemidji; grandchildren Aric (Melissa) Dols, Peter Dols, Heidi Loch (Rami Zahr), Daniel Loch, Nikki Loch; great-grandchildren Anna and Micah Dols; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Vernon, sisters Margaret and Francis.

Memorials are preferred to MS Society, , or the .

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 9, 2012
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