Leslie (Les) Marion Aasheim, 82, passed away on March 29 in Des Moines, IA.


Son of Norwegian immigrants Henry and Ingrid Aasheim, he was born on Jan. 12, 1938, on a farm in Hamilton County, IA. Les was the youngest of six siblings and graduated from McCallsburg High School. Les worked as a teacher and principal for 35 years.


Les is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon (Schwartz); children Tracy (Scott) Gerlach, Eric (Sarah) Aasheim, Michael (Gareth) Aasheim-Osborne, Sherri (Nicholas) Bogue; grandchildren Zachary, Brycen, Emma, Jacob, Sabrina, Jesse, Andrew, and Luke; and brother Harlan (Carol) Aasheim of Arizona.


He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Ingrid Aasheim; siblings Raymond, Helen, Astrid, and Sherman.


There will be a private family service and a future memorial. In lieu of flowers, Les asked that donations be sent to the Windsor Heights Lutheran Church or the Clive Historical Society.