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Leslie D. Chapman

June 12, 1938 — December 22, 2022

Sandwich

Leslie D. Chapman

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Leslie Dean Chapman, 84, of Sandwich, Illinois was called home on December 22, 2022. He was born on June 12, 1938, to Archie and Eleanor Chapman in Bloomer, Wisconsin. He married Janet Voss on February 1, 1958, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Early in their marriage, Les helped build their first house on Chapman Road in Chippewa Falls, a street named after them because their house was the only house on the street. They moved to Sandwich in 1964 after Les took a job at Caterpillar Tractor Company. He worked there until his retirement in 1994.

Leslie enjoyed woodworking and made many pieces of furniture for his home and lake house. He worked on his own timeline and took on projects at the request of family and friends. Although he reserved the right to refuse any project, he never did. He blessed his loved ones with many fine pieces including kitchen cabinets, bedroom sets, custom bookshelves, a dry sink and one very complicated sewing table. He loved spending time at his place “Up North,” a little slice of heaven he wanted to leave as a legacy to future generations.

He is survived by his precious daughters, Deborah (Kevin) Wiley of Harding, IL, Suzanne Chapman of Ottawa, IL and Sherri (Robert) Baker of Byron, IL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; Three sisters, Karen Pecka of Chippewa Falls, WI, Kathleen Warren of Gainesboro, TN and Cynthia Niles of Lee Center, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; His wife, Janet, in 2005; And his sister, Dorothy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in celebration of Les’s life may be directed to the Axehandle Lake Fishing Club.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry Street Sandwich, IL 60548. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 P.M.

A visitation will follow a few days later on Monday, January 2, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Olson Funeral Home and Cremation, 1516 Larson Street Bloomer, WI 54724. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. with a graveside service to follow out to Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bloomer, WI.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.beveragefamilyfh.com

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Visitation

Thursday, December 29, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Beverage Family Funeral Home

104 Terry St, Sandwich, IL 60548

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

Beverage Family Funeral Home

104 Terry St, Sandwich, IL 60548

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Visitation

Monday, January 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation

1516 Larson St, Bloomer, WI 54724

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation

1516 Larson St, Bloomer, WI 54724

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