Leslie Ivan Blada, 62, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2021 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Les was born and raised in Bottineau, ND graduating in 1977. Les spent several decades living with his family in Churchs Ferry and Devils Lake, ND until recently moving to Fargo, ND.
A dedicated family man, Les adored his girls and had boundless joy being grandpa to his beautiful grandkids. He truly knew how to enjoy the special moments and live life. He offered a great attitude and positive outlook to all and lived life with no regrets.
He was a loyal and good friend, who selflessly gave others his time and would go out of his way to help anyone expecting nothing in return. His sense of humor, along with his infectious laugh brought joy to all. He will be fondly remembered for his kindness to animals. He had a love of hockey including a reminiscent winning goal for the Bottineau Braves in 1977 during his senior year against Fargo North, winning the game 5-4. He was a very hard working man and spent many miles on the road for Conway. In his free time, Les loved hunting, fishing, working on cars, and had a passion of 4-wheeling with his children and extended family.
Les is preceded in death by his sister, Paulette, and father, Ivan.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Diane, of 33 years; daughter, Chelsey (Nick) Nordman and grandchildren, Adaleigh, Rhetton, & Nolia; daughter, Kaitlyn (Carl) Nikle and grandson, Caleb; all who live in Fargo, ND; mother, Millie Bushnell (Gary), Minot, ND; sister, Carolyn (Dave) Mullens, Ridgefield, WA; and brothers, Tom (Maritza) Blada, and Brent (Vickie) Blada, both from Sterling, AK, and Matthew (Carolyn) Blada, Souris, ND, along with many treasured nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held 10 AM Monday, November 1, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. Everyone is welcome to attend this service - for those unable, the service will be livestreamed on the funeral home website. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo.