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Leslie James Downing

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Leslie James Downing, age 96, of Britton, passed away September 5, 2021.

Leslie was born March 8, 1925 in Britton at the Downing farm, the son of Charles and Camilla (Wilson) Downing. He married Fay Dennison on February 17, 1945 and she preceded him in death. 

Leslie is survived by his children, Linda Cowan, Nancy (Edward) Cecil, Dianne (Howard) Schroeder, Robert (Bonnie) Downing and Anita (James) Lister; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Pastor James Schneck officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, and one hour preceding the service at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Britton Congregational Church.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

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