Leslie Raymond Bragg, 71, of Loman, Minn., died Monday, June 3, 2019, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, N.D.
Leslie was born in Littlefork, Minn., to parents Raymond and Constance “Connie” (Blais) Bragg on July 21, 1947.
He was raised in International Falls, Minn., and in 2000 he and his wife moved to their hunting land in Loman where he lived until his passing.
Les was a Vietnam veteran. He was in the Navy from July 1965 to August of 1968. He was always very proud to have served our country those four years.
On Dec. 7, 1968, he met Beverly Lynn Batcher. Beverly would become his wife on Jan. 11, 1969. Together they had three sons - Les Jr., Jerry and Jon Bragg.
Les was a turbine engineer for Boise Cascade and was employed there for over 40 years until his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing on Rainy Lake, and was a fishing guide on Rainy for over 20 years. He especially loved fishing and hunting with his sons and grandchildren. Those were his most treasured moments.
He also loved spending time with his wife camping in their RV while traveling around Minnesota and down to Texas in the winter.
Les was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 16 years, a caretaker at Boyscout Island, a Veteran of Foreign Wars member, a volunteer at Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary, and a Boy Scout leader.
He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and absolutely adored his grandchildren.
Les was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Connie Bragg.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Lynn Bragg; sons, Les (Molly) Bragg Jr., Jon Bragg and Jerry (Bonnie) Bragg; grandchildren, Jack Bragg, Connie Bragg, Grace Bragg, Travis Netland, Brittany Bragg, Josh Bragg, Joseph Bragg and Dustin Bragg; great-grandchild, Kymber Bragg; sisters, Christine (Roger) Wickstrom and Julie (Ken) Mann; and special friend, Jerry Batcher.
Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.
Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.greenlarsen.com.
Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc., International Falls.