OBITUARY

Leslie Dalton Burrell

May 2, 1928February 14, 2018

The beautiful soul of Leslie Dalton Burrell was born May 2, 1928 and left this earth February 14, 2018, at the age of 89.

Preceding in passing, His father, Roy Azel Burrell 1886-1976 Mother, Elsie Violet (Dalton) 1895-1982 Brother, Roy Charles Burrell 1924-1941 Wife, Shirley Ann (Gutting) 1930-1993 Daughter, Linda Gail Burrell 1952-2004 Nephew Gary Oberliesen 1944-2018

Those left to mourn his passing, Son, Allen Leslie Burrell, wife Michelle(Stringer), granddaughter, Emily Ann Son, Steven Lynn Burrell, granddaughter Stephanie Lynn Weirick Daughter, Linda Gail's children, granddaughter Lisa Ann Herron, husband Joseph, great granddaughter Baylee Ann Bolte Grandson, Jon Leslie Sheehan, great granddaughter, Madalynn Gail Sheehan (Renee Gojcaj) Sister, Shirlene & brother-in-law Richard Welsch Niece Friday Oberliesen, nephew Dale Hester (Trudy) And everyone who was blessed to have known him

As a young boy, Leslie loved to hike the trails to northern Michigan to fish and camp under the stars.

As a young man, he joined the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was in the 341st bombardment squadron stationed in Alaska, flying B-29 bombers.

Leslie built his family's home in Troy, MI while being an accomplished iron worker & structural engineer, owning his business, Globe Construction. He helped construct many buildings still standing in Michigan today, including a section of the Mackinac Bridge.

For fun, Leslie sailed the Mackinac Race, multiple times, played the trumpet, golfed, whistled tunes and entertained friends and family, literally.

When he lost his wife, Shirley Ann in 1993, he retired to Cape Coral, FL, where he lived out his years hosting any and everyone that wished to visit and vacation.

The family would like to thank Laura Onzo, Leslie's care giver who is now and shall ever be, part of our family.

As well as, Peter & Dianne Rushton of Pete's Fish & Chips, Marie & Harvey Jefferies and family, Cape Coral, FL for being there for Les in his toughest times. Our family extends our never-ending gratitude.

Visitation Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3 to 8 p.m. Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Friday, February 23, 2018, 11a.m. Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home, 30351 Dequindre Rd., Madison Heights.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 23, 2018
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Nancy Barlage

February 22, 2018

I was so pleased to be invited to Cape Coral and spend Easter break with my sons at Uncle Leslie's. He was such a gracious host and my boys loved swimming in his pool. I remember how he would drive so fast thru the tolls! Many wonderful memories come to mind. Uncle LeslieRest easy.

Kimberly Kostelecky

February 21, 2018

The memories and all the precious adventures with you will carry with me through out my entire life. I can never forget how he always let me navigate his boat and still sat looking so calm! Rest in peace and thank you for great memories

Lisa Herron

February 20, 2018

Love

Lisa Herron

February 20, 2018

Love

Lisa Herron

February 19, 2018

Lisa Herron

February 19, 2018

My heart breaks

Karen Maas

February 19, 2018

Although I met Les only once or twice. He was such a sweet man, Dianne always talked so much about him I felt I knew him so well. My prayers go to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Les.

Burrell Family

February 19, 2018

The beautiful soul of Leslie Dalton Burrell was born May 2, 1928 and left this earth February 14, 2018, at the age of 89.

Preceding in passing,
His father, Roy Azel Burrell 1886-1976
Mother, Elsie Violet Burrell 1895-1982
Brother, Roy Charles Burrell 1924-1941
Wife, Shirley Ann (Gutting) 1930-1993
Daughter, Linda Gail Burrell 1952-2004
Nephew Gary Oberliesen 1944-2018

Those left to mourn his passing,
Son, Allen Leslie Burrell, wife Michelle(Stringer), granddaughter, Emily Ann
Son, Steven Lynn Burrell, granddaughter Stephanie Lynn Weirick
Daughter, Linda Gail's children, granddaughter Lisa Ann Herron, husband Joseph, great granddaughter Baylee Ann Bolte
Grandson, Jon Leslie Sheehan, great granddaughter, Madalynn Gail Sheehan (Renee Gojcaj)
Sister, Shirlene & brother-in-law Richard Welsch
Niece Friday Oberliesen, nephew Dale Hester (Trudy)
And everyone who was blessed to have known him

As a young boy, Leslie loved to hike the trails to northern Michigan to fish and camp under the stars.

As a young man, he joined the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was in the 341st bombardment squadron stationed in Alaska, flying B-29 bombers.

Leslie built his family's home in Troy, MI while being an accomplished iron worker & structural engineer, owning his business, Globe Construction. He helped construct many buildings still standing in Michgan today, including a section of the Mackinac Bridge.

For fun, Leslie sailed the Mackinac Race, multiple times, played the trumpet, golfed, whistled tunes and entertained friends and family, literally.

When he lost his wife, Shirley Ann in 1993, he retired to Cape Coral, FL, where he lived out his years hosting any and everyone that wished to visit and vacation.

The family would like to thank Laura Onzo, Leslie's care giver who is now and shall ever be, part of our family.

As well as, Pete & Diane Rushton of Pete's Fish & Chips, Cape Coral, FL and neighbors Marie & Harvey Jefferies and family, for being there for Les in his toughest times. Our family extends our never-ending gratitude.

Al Burrell

February 18, 2018

Al Burrell

February 18, 2018

My father was a wonderful man, a hard worker, and cared dearly about his country, family, and friends. He helped others when at all possible. He was loved by many people. He was quite a character with a great sense of humor. Some who had met him would describe him as a curmudgeon until they broke through the crust and found he was a gem of a person. He is loved and will be missed. Al, Michelle, and Emily Burrell