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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Leslie Diane Micheletto

Leslie Diane Micheletto, age 67, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive.  

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Will Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Leslie was born on August 20, 1950 in Glendive, a daughter of Richard and Margaret (Biggerstaff) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Glendive and graduated high school from Dawson County High School with the class of 1969. Following her graduation she met up with her high school sweetheart, Gene Micheletto, in Hawaii where he was on leave from the Vietnam War. While in Hawaii the two were married and to this union one son was born, Rick.

Leslie and her family made their home in Glendive where she was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell for a few years. Leslie also worked for numerous Glendive businesses as a bookkeeper until 1985 when Gene suffered a work-related accident. Following the accident she lovingly worked as Gene’s caretaker up until the time of her passing.

Leslie loved to give to others and will always be remembered as a “champion shopper” by all of her friends and family.  Aside from shopping, she also enjoyed fishing and spending time at the lake. She loved traveling, especially trips to Las Vegas with her best friends and to Arizona to watch the baseball spring training. 

She was very active and passionate with different organizations throughout her community including: President of the Glendive Babe Ruth Baseball, Secretary and Treasurer for the EMVH Foundation Board, President of the Wyoming Townhouse HOA, and Secretary and Treasurer for the Class of 1969 Reunion Committee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Margaret.

Leslie is survived by her husband, Gene of Glendive; her son, Rick (Holly) Micheletto of Glendive; three siblings, Skip (Sonja) Johnson of Billings, Gary (Carol) Johnson of Missoula, and Jeanie McPherson of Cottage Grove, Minn.; numerous nieces, nephews, and their children who were like grandchildren to Leslie; and her dearest friend, Petronella (Allan) Brilz and their daughters and grandchildren whom Leslie loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leslie’s name may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Glendive or to the EMVH Foundation Board in Glendive.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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