Funeral services for Leslie S. Vorm, 90, were held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic. A private family burial was held at the Oakfield Cemetery, east of Brayton. Hockenberry Family Care was in charge of the arrangements.
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Leslie was born Oct. 18, 1922, to Theodor and Mary Anna (Khynn) Vorm in Audubon County, and died April 20, 2013 at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn. He was baptized as an infant at the Danish Lutheran Church in Elk Horn.
While growing up in the Brayton area of Audubon County, Leslie attended school in Brayton and at the Oakfield Academy. He later served in the United States Army in Africa and Italy. Leslie was wounded during a battle in Italy and received two Purple Hearts for his efforts.
On Feb. 28, 1945, he married Lorene Schlater in Exira. Leslie was a farmer, a carpenter, and he dealt in scrap metal. He was a past member of Hamlin Lutheran Church and Ebenezer Lutheran Church and was a present member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic. During his lifetime, Leslie belonged to the Isaac Walton League and the Disabled American Veterans. He also served on the Audubon County Conservation Board. He enjoyed spending time at the sale barn, playing golf, and woodworking.
Leslie was preceded in death by his parents, Theodor and Mary Anna Vorm; his brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Vera Vorm; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Albert Andersen, Grover and Allene Schlater, Marvin Schlater, Dick and Norma Schlater, and Donavon Nelson.
Leslie is survived by his wife, Lorene Vorm of Atlantic; his children, Suzanne (Bob) Just of Atlantic, Nancy (Chuck) Hansen of Audubon, Kenneth (Julie) Vorm of Kimballton, Bruce (Diane) Vorm of Casey, and Sheryl (Jeff) Harder of Walnut; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his sisters, Lydia Andersen of Blair, Neb., and Leanna (Delbert) Killen of Brayton; his sisters-in-law, Lois Nelson of Atlantic and Doris Schlater of Exira; many other relatives and friends.
Leslie's family request memorials be made to Salem Lutheran Home, Robin's Nest (Dementia Unit).
Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Apr. 26 to May 3, 2013