Born in Ward County, North Dakota on April 27th, 1922

Departed on June 25th, 2020 and resided in Englewood, Colorado

    The online memorial service for Les Hjelmstad will premiere on Saturday, July 25, beginning at 1:55 pm. We invite you to watch at that time along with our family, but you may view at any other time after that.

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    Memorial service:
    (Please note the link to the memorial service will not be available until 1:55 pm on July 25)



    I have deeply appreciated the many cards, emails, letters, and gifts that brought comfort and courage to my empty house and heart. Thank you!

    Love, Lois

    Guestbook Entries

    Charlie, Rita and Jeffrey Parden

    Dear Lois,
    We are so sorry to hear of Les’ passing. Please accept and share with your family our heartfelt condolences for his loss.

    July 26th, 2020 at 9:03am
    julie kautz henkel

    Lois, many memories of the both of you together. Piano lessons in the basement in the late afternoon – an embarrased 12 year old when your husband would come for your welcome home kiss. Reflecting back, now I see the tenderness, gentleness and compassion you showed each other. His believe in you – making you great – your rise from the (your quote) “wall flower” to a teacher of fine arts to hundreds, a cancer survivor – a strengthener of thousands on your tour of healing. Les was such a humble, gentle, steadfast sole. Manning the refreshment table after every recital. Together you honored your God and made greatness – touching the lives and hearts of many. May your memories and God’s strength continue to be with you as you journey on in God’s comfort…a legacy to honor your source of strength and companionship.

    July 31st, 2020 at 12:38pm

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