Schnider Funeral Home Great Falls Montana


Leski Whitmore
Leski Whitmore


Leski Whitmore

Mar 23, 1977 - Apr 21, 2017

Leski Dean Whitmore passed away on April 21, 2017, in Great Falls. He was 40 years old.

The memorial service will be Friday, April 28, 2017 at Central Assembly of God Church at 2:00 p.m. A reception will be held afterwards at The Do Bar.

Leski is survived by his parents, Dean and Diane Whitmore of Ulm; wife Donna Miranda Whitmore of Great Falls; sons Ruger Dean Whitmore and Colt Benjamin Whitmore of Lewistown with their mother, Crystal Lohof Whitmore; sister Donna Marie Whitmore; brother Jeff (Tanya) Carter of Sacramento, CA; and numerous extended family members.

Leski was born on March 23, 1977 in Great Falls. He graduated from Great Falls High School and became a carpenter, a craft where his true passion and immense talent was immediately obvious. Leski also worked for his dad in the tire business for years. Most recently, he returned to his passion and started RAW Builders with business partner Cliff Rust. They were honored for their workmanship when they won the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 Parade of Homes.

Leski married Crystal Lohof on February 14, 2004. They, along with their sons lived in Dutton, Ulm, Lakeside and Great Falls. They divorced in 2014.

Donna Miranda and Leski married on October 30, 2016 in Hawaii; his parents and children, along with Donna’s daughters joined them for the wedding.

Everyone who knew Leski knew his enthusiasm for hunting and being in the great Montana outdoors. He refused to shave his beard every fall until he brought home an elk. Camping was the highlight of every summer, and his boys were able to spend quality time with him sharing their love of the wilderness. Leski’s heart was pure gold. He was generous, kind, funny and loving. He would give someone he loved the world, and he never asked for anything in return. His smile was infectious, and his laugh was contagious.

Leski will be deeply missed and his death has left an emptiness in the hearts of those who loved him, and those who loved him were numerous. Our lives are forever enhanced by his life and forever changed by his death.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clarence Phillip Horning and Donna Richardson Horning and his paternal grandparents, Robert Wayne Whitmore and Lana May Whitmore. 

Public Guest Book

Apr 25th
El Moldenhauer
So, so very sorry to hear this. My condolences go out to his wife, sons and family. He will be missed by all. RIP Leski!
Apr 25th
Joe & Kris Kleinschmidt
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our sons, Dan and Jason & Leski grew up together and were all good friends. They have enjoyed hunting and camping with him and his family for many years. We loved him as our own and we will miss his smile and laughter. May God comfort you and give you His peace that passes all understanding.
Apr 25th
Shauna, Shaylee, and Morgan Lamey
I am so sad for the loss of Leski in our lives. He was a kind caring man. He made our camping trips memorable every time. He was always willing to help anyone who had any problems. He will be greatly missed. Camping will never be the same. Prayers to his boys and family.
Apr 25th
Kristi Scott
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Leski from this earthly plane to his resting place. A family like yours is life's greatest reward, Dean & Diane. The world has lost a good man. Your family and his young children are in my prayers. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."-unknown
Apr 25th
Jenny Taub-Smith
I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Apr 25th
Bartha Douglass
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. And may Gods love and your memories comfort you.
Apr 25th
Bill & Karen Thomas
Dean&Diane and family,
Our family would like to send you our deepest condolences for the loss of,your son Leski. We hope that you know at this time you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Apr 26th
Colleen Budeski
Dean, Diane & Family, So sorry for your loss. Know you are all in my thoughts. Colleen Budeski
Apr 26th
Guy Halvorson
My heart aches with this loss. Leski was one that you remembered every detail about the first time you met. His voice, laugh and smile will be missed and never forgotten.
Prayers to his family and so many friends for strength.
Apr 26th
CoraLee and Rob Harvey
We are so sorry to hear of Leskis passing. We are neighbors across the alley and have enjoyed knowing him. Always enjoyed his smile.
Apr 26th
Jeff Blomgren
Dean and Diane,
This is such a tragic loss for you and everyone that knows Leski, Our thoughts and prayers for you and your families

Jeff and Vonnie
Apr 26th
Bob and Phyllis Heinz
We are sorry for your loss. Remember the love and happy times, and find comfort in those memories. With deepest sympathy.
Apr 26th
Autumn (Mattingly) Crawford
Words cannot begin to express my sorrow for you and yours. I have many memories of Leski and can't imagine this world without him for his family and closest friends. Love to all of you.

Autumn and the Mattingly's
Apr 26th
Ray and Sue Hemmer
Dean, Diane, and Family
So sorry to read about Leski. Wishing you strength to sustain you at this difficult time and hope our sympathy brings some comfort and peace to your hearts. Ray & Sue Hemmer
Apr 26th
Lynn Backa
Dean, Diane and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Apr 27th
Sheila Murphy-Czifro
My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
May you be at peace friend. Fly high with those wings. Will miss you
Apr 27th
Zach & Tonya Shumaker
The loss of Leski has been tragic for so many. I have so many wonderful memories of Leski and your whole family...from hunting, to the cabin, to branding cattle, to christmas trees name it we did it all! You have always been like a second family to us.
We will miss Leski's smile, humor, and excitement for life. He truly had a smile that could light up a room. He was always kind and generous and will forever be remembered for that.
I love you all and can't imagine the pain you are all feeling. Know that he touched so many lives in the short time he was on this earth and will continue to live on in memory. Love to you all!
Apr 27th
Lila Adkins-Pepin
Leski was one of the most kind, loving souls I have ever met. The world was truly blessed to have him, although the time was far too short. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of his family and loved ones.
Apr 28th
Brett Vosberg
My deepest sympathies to all of the family. You are in my prayers and will be greatly missed.
Apr 28th
Robert & Lori Jones
Thoughts and prayers to Dean and Diane and all the rest of the family and friends. Such a shock to hear this and so sad....God Bless you all.....
Apr 28th
Carol Whitmore
If I could, I would soothe your grief,
Yet I can offer you caring and sympathy.

May time accomplish
What no words can do
And bring some measure
Of comfort to you.

I am so sorry for your loss!
Apr 30th
kristine hass
so sorry to hear what a shock! he was our neighbor in Dutton. prays to his famliy


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