Leslie Gordon ‘Les’ Henderson

November 2, 1950 – April 26, 2022

Leslie Gordon “Les” Henderson, 71, of Summerfield, FL and formerly of Cicero, Indiana passed away on April 26, 2022 in Florida after valiantly fighting a brief illness. 

He was born on November 2, 1950 in Elwood, Indiana to Leslie “Duke” and Mary Jane (Brown) Henderson. 

Mr. Henderson graduated from Wendell L. Wilkie High School in 1968.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he proudly served on the U.S.S. William V. Pratt DLG13.  He met the love of his life, Barbara Tolle, at Well’s Bowling Lanes in Elwood through their mothers.  The couple were married on November 6, 1971 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Together, they were blessed with two children that he dearly loved, Christie and Michael.  Mr. Henderson was most recently employed with RQM+ as a Senior Manager.

Above all, he enjoyed spending time with wife, kids, grandkids, and his friends.  He could always be counted on for a good laugh, advice, or a shoulder to lean on.  Les never knew a stranger.  Mr. Henderson had a real zest for life and never let challenges stand in his way – even up until the end of his life.  He enjoyed reading books, learning, watching I.U. basketball, air shows, music, traveling, spending time at the pool, talking and talking some more. His family will all miss his infectious grin and his ability to make the best out of any situation that was handed to him.  Mr. Henderson will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his beloved wife Barb (Tolle) Henderson of Florida; daughter Christie (Donny) Nygaard of Cicero; son Michael (Renee) Henderson of Pendleton; three grandchildren Jason Kelley, Matthew Henderson and Kaitlyn (Preston) Henderson; and his four-legged buddy, Sugar.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled to be held at the Cicero Community Center in Cicero, Indiana at a later date. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association – 

Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood is honored to assist the Henderson family.   

“Don’t Cry Because It’s Over; Smile Because it Happened” (Dr. Suess).