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Leslie Kent Heiner

January 21, 1946 — September 3, 2021

Leslie Kent Heiner was born January 21, 1946 to Ruth and Calvin Heiner in Rupert, Idaho. Les was an energetic child. He played and worked hard. His talents were in agriculture, art, theatre, sports, and music. He was active in the community and earned the Eagle Scout award. Les served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Germany for 2 years. This experience allowed him to master the German language. After his mission he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. Here he met and married Melodee Lisle. As they began their life together the Vietnam War raged. Les enlisted. His proficiency of the German language sent him to Germany rather than Vietnam. He served with honors in Military Intelligence. Les went on to graduate from the University of Montana in Missoula with a major in music and a minor in German. He was a self-taught piano tuner/technician of prodigious skill. For many years he conducted Handel’s Messiah with participation from the community. Les’ life was filled with service. He coached baseball teams, gave service through his religious callings, provided relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina, and countless other acts. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught his children to sing and love music. His talents, gifts, and values will continue to manifest in his family. He is survived by his beautiful bride, 8 children, 43 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Dad, we love and miss you. Until we meet again.



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Thursday, September 9, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)

Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory

1705 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59808

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Starts at 8:30am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter

3201 Bancroft St, Missoula, MT 59801

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Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery

1911 Tower St, Missoula, MT 59804

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