Leslie “Les” Simpson, age 66 of Algona, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at his home in Algona. Memorial services were Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Algona with the Rev. Dave Grindburg officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at First Lutheran Church. Visit www.lentzfuneralhome.com.
Leslie “Les” Richard Simpson, the son of Richard and Dorthy June (Patton) Simpson, was born June 9, 1953, in Algona. Les graduated from Algona High School in 1971. After graduation, Les enrolled at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) where he obtained his AA degree. On Nov. 5, 1977, Les was united in marriage with Theresa Johnson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. They later divorced in 1991.
At the time of his death, Les was employed as a truck driver by his nephew, Jake Simpson. Les loved wrestling. In high school, he qualified for state three times and was a state runner-up in 1970 and finished third in 1971. He went on to wrestle for NIACC. Les enjoyed fishing, camping and watching Jake race.
Left to share Les’ memory are his children, Jessica Simpson of Fort Dodge, Heather (Donald) Hruska of Fort Dodge, Joe (Sarah) Simpson of Rockwell City, Leslie Ann (James Hruska) Simpson of Fort Dodge, John (Sarah) Simpson of Fort Dodge and Erin Simpson of Homestead; 15 grandchildren; siblings, Jane (Michael) Lenz of Scranton, Pa., Jerry Simpson of Algona, Chuck Simpson of Algona, Dean (Shari) Simpson of Algona and Roger (Roxie) Simpson of Algona; and his nieces, nephews and their families. Les was preceded in death by his parents and son Kenneth Simpson.