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Kenneth Rulon LeSueur

12/15/1935 - 10/28/2020
Service Date: 11/03/2020
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-933 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 11/03/2020
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-933 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa

Kenneth Rulon LeSueur passed quietly away at home on October 28, 2020 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. Ken was born December 15,1935 in Eagar, Az. To Elizabeth(Schuster) LeSueur and Rulon LeSueur. He attended schools in Eagar and Mesa, graduating from Mesa High School in 1953. His favorite involvement in high school was football, back when helmets were made of leather and he could fold it in half and put in his back pocket. Ken married Phyllis Wike in 1954 and enlisted in the Army in1955 during the Korea Conflict. They had two children, Sheryl and Gary during the time that Ken was attending Arizona State College and U of A. After moving back to Mesa, Phyllis passed away from cancer after only 10 years of marriage. Ken married Elva Griffin in1965 and they added 3 more children to their family, Rusty, Holly and Rand. Ken spent his working years in construction and engineering. He was a hard worker usually putting in 6 days a week at work.

As a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ken enjoyed working with the young men, Deacons, Teachers, and Priests. They had some great times together, especially on Super Activities. Ken served as a Stake Missionary, Bishop Counselor, Missionary at Randolph in Casa Grand and served a mission at the Bishops Storehouse.

No one was a stranger to Ken. Endowed with a happy disposition, Ken loved people and had a ready smile for everyone. He loved helping and serving others. As his health declined, his last act of service was taking in all the neighbors garbage barrels after they were emptied. During this long goodbye, Ken remained his cheerful, good natured self, always showing appreciation for every act of service given to him. Without the wonderful help from Hospice of the Valley and our family, we would have not been able to keep him at home. Ken is survived by his wife Elva, son Gary (Crystal Mahaffey) son Rusty (Julie Green) and daughter Holly (Matt Dillard) son Rand, along with 16 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Sheryl (McCleve).A loving farewell to a giant of a man who was only 5’9” tall. Funeral services will be 10:00 Tuesday, November 3rd at the Mesa North Stake Center at 933 E. Brown Rd, with a visitation prior to the service at 9:00. Final resting place, Mesa Cemetery.


  • My deepest condolences to Kens wonderful family. He was always so welcoming to me and everyone. I enjoyed family time at his and Elvas home on Sundays. He will be missed but his memories will forever be in our hearts ♥️

  • Lodema Ellsworth

    My husband, Paul Ellsworth. and I served a mission at the Bishops Storehouse with Ken. Everyone was his friend and he was so fun to be around. He also introduced us to Ted’s hot dogs . Every day that we served he would go there to pick up lunch and he also took orders from everyone. What a joy it was to have known him..

  • Roman and Nancy Darien Family

    Ken Lesueur was one of the first people we met when we moved into the 28th Ward and he was always the same-he was so down to earth and we loved it when he was a counselor in the bishopric and we love the whole family-I was a visiting teacher to Elva at one time-she is so talented in sewing and has helped me (my 1 semester of sewing in 8th grade, I wrecked 1 sewing machine and gave the teacher a nervous breakdown). so we are happy to have all of you in our lives and we hope to be in the same neighborhood in the next life.

    Love to all of you

    Roman and Nancy Darien

  • Cynthia Wheeler

    Ken was welcoming us to the neighborhood before the ink was dry on the contract. We are so grateful to have landed in his joyful neighborhood circle of influence. He and Elva are treasures to us. His selfless service was a source of inspiration to both Bob and I. Our best regards to your family, Cynthia Wheeler and Bob Leesley

  • Deepest condolences to the family. Ken was one of a kind, and it was a great honor and privilege to know him. May God bless you with wonderful memories and peace n the next days and months to come.

  • Warren Griffin

    I remember when my cousin Elva was dating Ken (while I was at BYU I spent Chirstmas vacations with my Uncles Harold’s and Van’s families.) She loved him and his children. I know he is missed by his family; I look forward to seeing him in the resurrection.

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