This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Leonard Dusel 61 years old , born on January 31, 1950 and passed away on October 1, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Amanda Dusel on February 1, 2016
Your 66th birthday was yesterday, old man, and I had the worst day ever. I know that by the end of it, you were there consoling me. I wish you could be here to see your new grand daughter, she is almost a year old already. Time sure does fly. I hope that you had a wonderful birthday, but then again, who wouldn't being surrounded by family, and the greats. I love you daddy and I miss you even more. With lots and lots of love, Amanda, Chloee & Sydnee.
Posted by Arianne Stuntz on January 31, 2016
Happy birthday! I often see men that look like you and I think "Oh there's Len". Even after all this time. You'd be so incredibly proud of your bride. She's so amazingly smart and going to school. She's been auch an awesome grandma to sydnee and chloee. Wish you were still with us Len.
Posted by Julie Dusel on February 1, 2015
Im a day late I know honey. Yesterday was your birthday and believe me, I didnt forget. Things have been so hard since I lost Becky. Some days I am so overcome with grief that I can barely hold it together, but you know that. I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday, but then how could you not, you're in Heaven. Miss you like crazy and love you even more.
Posted by Arianne Stuntz on January 31, 2015
Happy Birthday Len! I know you're having a great day. Julie misses you like crazy, but leaving signs for her keeps her going. I love hearing her stories about pennies and other things you do to remind her you're still around. Miss you Len!
Posted by Julie Dusel on October 1, 2014
Here it is, another year that you have been gone. I remember the details of that day like it was yesterday. I relive it over and over again in my mind. I know you tell me to focus on your life and not your death but its so incredibly hard. The kids and I miss you so much. Its been three years and this day just doesn't get any easier. I love you most.
Posted by Doris Nelson on February 3, 2014
Happy Birthday, Len.
Here it is, time for your birthday and you're not here. I still miss you--how could such a quiet man make such an impression? Julie and the kids are doing fine and they miss you too. Say hello to Dan and Elmer for me and tell them I miss them as well. 
Love, Mom
Posted by Julie Dusel on January 31, 2014
Happy Birthday Honey! I know they are having a big birthday bash in Heaven for you. With lots of chocolate chip cookies, reeses peanut butter cups and a day of fishing afterward. I miss you every day. Thank you for always showing me that you are still here. I love you.
Posted by Julie Dusel on October 1, 2013
Its been 2 years today since I lost you. I find myself looking at the clock and thinking back to what we were doing at that time 2 years ago. 1:30 p.m. will be the hardest of those times as thats when you slipped away. I know your spirit is with us everyday but I would give anything to have you here physically with us again. Help me through today hun. Love you most
Posted by Doris Nelson on October 1, 2013
I have a picture on my desk at work of you and Julie, John and Nancy, and Jeremy and April. I look at that picture every day and know that there will never be another. I miss you, we all miss you, so much and I wish you were still here for Julie and Kate. You would be so proud of them. You're always in our thoughts. Love, Mom
Posted by Julie Dusel on June 17, 2013
Chris told me the other day after seeing a helicopter that he didnt realize until then how much he misses you. I know you guys had kind of a rough relationship at times but he really did love you and looked up to you as I know you did him. He still drives your truck and refers to it as his "baby". I think he is so very proud to drive it cuz it was yours. Miss you so much honey.
Posted by Amanda Dusel on June 2, 2013
I'm so happy here in Wisconsin. It is weird, I thought it would be harder being here. I know that you are with me at all times, making sure that we are ok. I miss you so much daddy. It's been almost 2 years, and I don't know how I have made it this far. Chlo talks about wanting to see her papa, and it is so hard letting her know that it can't happen. We miss you just as much today as ever.
Posted by Amanda Dusel on April 17, 2013
Well daddy, Chloee & I are in Wisconsin. We will be moving here in about 2 weeks. It is so weird being here without you. I wish I could just hop in the car and drive to Dallas to see you, but I know that can't happen. I feel you around us as we step outside, or go to the store. I drove past the lake that we went fishing at all the time. I miss you so much daddy and love you more! <3
Posted by Doris Nelson on January 31, 2013
Happy Birthday, Len. I can't begin to tell you how much you are missed. I really wish you were still here to take care of my daughter and my grandkids. Know that you will always be remembered and missed.
Love, Mom
Posted by Julie Dusel on January 31, 2013
Happy Birthday Honey. I miss you more and more everyday. I know that you are resting peacefully now and I am so thankful for that. I wish you were here with us, but I know you are in spirit. Katie still talks about you all the time. She misses you as much as I do. Have a wonderful birthday honey, and remember, I love you most.
Posted by Julie Dusel on July 11, 2012
Had a really hard day on Saturday. Im not sure what triggered it but I was missing you more than usual. I am so thankful for the memories of you that are burned in my mind. Like every night when I would come to bed and put my arm around you and tell you I love you. You would always say "love you too honey". I can still hear you say that. Will always love you. Love you most. XOXO
Posted by Julie Dusel on June 2, 2012
Our little girl graduated last night. I know you were there standing by my side when they asked the parents to stand to be recognized. You were so incredibly proud of her and I always loved watching you with her. I know that we never got around to you adopting her like you wanted but we both know that YOU are and always will be her daddy. We love you.
Posted by Amanda Dusel on May 29, 2012
Hey daddy, Levi is graduating this weekend on Saturday. Hope you will be watching. Chloee talks of you often and tells me that she loves and misses her papa. she tells me that papa is in heaven with grandma and she pretends to talk to you on the phone all the time. But i am always wondering how often that she is "pretending" or if you are there on the other line. We <3 you so much
Posted by Julie Dusel on May 22, 2012
Three years ago today we got married.  We were so happy the day of our wedding. You were so excited to marry me that you didnt sleep the night before. Even though I only had you for 2 1/2 years as my husband, I will never regret marrying you. You will always be in my heart and I will always love you. I love you more, I love you most. XOXO Happy Anniversary Honey.
Posted by Julie Dusel on March 28, 2012
I can hardly believe it has been 6 months since I lost you. I swear you talk to Katie. Every now and then she will out of the blue say "love you, love you". Just like you used to tell her. She went to the closet the other day looking for your clothes. She didnt understand that I put them away. How do I explain that to her? We love and miss you so much.
Posted by Julie Dusel on March 28, 2012
Chris got his license today and we got the truck up and running. It was so bittersweet for me today. The last time I rode in the truck, you were driving it. I looked over and expected you to be there for a split second. And then was jolted back to reality.
Posted by Julie Dusel on February 2, 2012
Tuesday was a rough day for me as it was your birthday. I wonder how they celebrate birthdays in Heaven? Katie talks about you everyday. She repeats so much of what you told her. The other day we were going somewhere and she said "lets rock and roll!" just like you used to. I know she misses you almost as much as I do. You are never forgotten. I love you most.
Posted by Doris Nelson on January 31, 2012
Happy Birthday Len,
I miss hearing you tell Katie you love her and I miss her saying she loves you too. Then you'd say I love you more and she'd say she loves you most. I miss seeing you come in the door with Julie and then quietly sitting there while we talked and laughed. I just plain miss you. Keep watching out for Julie. Love , Mom
Posted by Julie Dusel on December 31, 2011
I cant believe 2011 is over. In a way I feel like I am losing you again with the coming of the new year as you will not have been a part of 2012. I know you are with me. I see the signs that you send me and once again I will say how much I will always love you. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Posted by Julie Dusel on December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas Honey. I miss you so much and love you even more.
Posted by Amanda Dusel on December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas daddy! we love you and miss you so much! <3 Brenda, Nathan Sabre and Devlin. Cindi Joanna JJ and Landin, Sid Gina Levi Donavon and Bradan, Brian Teresa Brooke and Alexander, & Amanda and Chloee. we are always thinking of you. wish you could be here but i carry you in my heart locket that julie bought me and you are with us today.
Posted by Amanda Dusel on December 21, 2011
I miss you so much daddy. I was suprised that I made it to my 23rd birthday yesterday without you "taking me out of this world as quickly as you brought me into it" .... i miss you more and more every day...chloee picked up the phone and talked to you the other day, she says she misses you and loves you papa. We all love you so much daddy and we know your watching over us. <3 <3 <3
Posted by Julie Dusel on December 20, 2011
I created this website to honor the memory of my beloved husband, Len. I miss him more and more everyday. We were so incredibly happy and I will always love him with all of my heart. Honey, I love you most.
Posted by Elaine Bubar on December 20, 2011
Rest in peace Len

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Posted by Amanda Dusel on February 1, 2016
Your 66th birthday was yesterday, old man, and I had the worst day ever. I know that by the end of it, you were there consoling me. I wish you could be here to see your new grand daughter, she is almost a year old already. Time sure does fly. I hope that you had a wonderful birthday, but then again, who wouldn't being surrounded by family, and the greats. I love you daddy and I miss you even more. With lots and lots of love, Amanda, Chloee & Sydnee.
Posted by Arianne Stuntz on January 31, 2016
Happy birthday! I often see men that look like you and I think "Oh there's Len". Even after all this time. You'd be so incredibly proud of your bride. She's so amazingly smart and going to school. She's been auch an awesome grandma to sydnee and chloee. Wish you were still with us Len.
Posted by Julie Dusel on February 1, 2015
Im a day late I know honey. Yesterday was your birthday and believe me, I didnt forget. Things have been so hard since I lost Becky. Some days I am so overcome with grief that I can barely hold it together, but you know that. I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday, but then how could you not, you're in Heaven. Miss you like crazy and love you even more.
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Shared by Julie Dusel on December 22, 2011

I remember last Christmas, Len wanted to put lights up outside.  We kept adding more and more until we couldnt figure out how to plug them all in anymore!   It was so funny to watch him wait for it to get dark.  When it did, he ran outside like a little kid to look at the result of all his hard work.  I have to admit, it was beautiful.  It was more fun to watch his eyes and face light up when he saw all of the lights on in the dark.  He was like a little kid on Christmas morning looking at all of the packages under the tree for the first time!  This Christmas is going to be so incredibly hard without him.  But what better place for him to be at Christmas than in Heaven with Jesus. I know he is there decorating  the streets of Heaven. I will love you forever honey.  Merry Christmas. 

Shared by Amanda Dusel on December 21, 2011

I've always thought I was lucky to have my dad in my life. My mother passed away when I was 10 yrs old, and he did everything he could to make sure his baby was taken care of. I do feel terrible that he didn't get to see my brothers and sisters grow up, along with his grandchildren and now his 2 great grandchildren. My dad has always been my best friend. We of course had our fights just like any parent and child does, but he never stayed mad at me long. He would always tell me he was sorry for getting upset and that he loved me. After that we would usually go for a drive or put a movie in and just eat popcorn. My dad was gone alot while he was truck driving, but I didn't care...he was my dad and I knew it wouldn't be long before i saw him again. When we decided to move from Idaho to Wyoming when I was 17 we were both so excited to be able to start the chapter of being with the rest of the kids and grandkids. We would go and have game nights at my sister Cindi's house every Sunday, on Saturdays we would go to Brenda's and drink coffee. She had to buy a coffee pot just for our dad because she didn't even drink coffee lol. Sid got to see dad alot because we just lived down the street from him, they would talk about all the crazy stuff Sid and him did in high school and compared them. Turns out, they are alot alike :) . When he got sick the first time I was about 8 months pregnant, I drove to Salt Lake and told him that he can't put me into premature labor since he is admitted to the hospital and wouldn't be able to go see my little girl. He apologized and said that he is sorry. I knew it wasn't his fault but I felt the need to make him smile anyways. Our dad was a simple man who didn't need much to make him happy. Us kids know that we made him happy, but we knew that Julie would make him happy in a way that we obviously couldn't. It was hard letting him leave us, but I'm so happy that he didn't die alone. I just wish we could have been there on time. Unfortunatly we were still about 40-50 miles away. Rest in peace daddy. we  all love you so much. Chloee talks about her papa all the time I wish we could have seen you this last summer. Two years was too long, and we will not have that chance in this life time to see you again. <3 <3 <3 <3 Amanda and Chloee