Leslie Rourke

A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Dovre Lutheran Church of Osnabrock for Leslie W. Rourke, 90, of Osnabrock.


Posted on 7/17/14

He died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at First Care Health Center of Park River.

Leslie was born June 29, 1924, to Gordon and Nancy (Rude) Rourke at their farm home in Easby Township, Cavalier County. He attended school in Easby township and completed his education in Osnabrock. He was united in marriage to Doris Nelson on June 24, 1945 at Highland church in Fairdale. They farmed and became the loving parents of two sons, Gary and Keith. He was a member of Dovre Lutheran Church, the Knights of Pythias, served on the Easby Township Board and the ND State Barley Show Board.

Leslie is survived by his wife Doris of Osnabrock, son Keith (Lynnell) Rourke of Roseau, Minn., daughter-in-law Beryl Rourke of Minneapolis, Minn., five grandchildren: Todd Rourke. Kristen (Jay) Hodny, Gavin (Leah) Rourke, Tara Rourke, Ryan (Rachel) Rourke, Great-Grandchildren: Riley, Derek, Briggs, Declan, Jax, Tal, Cole, Maija, And Aaron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Gary and Brother Orrin.

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Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.