We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wilson’s Funeral Home
Leslie “Les” Allan Haupt, age 74, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas. A memorial visitation will be held 6-8PM, Friday, January 14, 2022 at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville, KS. Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date in the Wellsville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to any military association or an organization of choice in care of Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.
Leslie “Les” Allan Haupt was born March 9, 1947 in Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of William Bernard and Gladys Lorene (Bowie) Haupt. Les moved with his family from Leavenworth to Baldwin City in 1954. In his youth, he was active in baseball and loved pitching. He and his brother, Sid, practiced together to refine his pitching and also did yard work and shoveled snow for their neighbors. Les attended Baldwin schools and graduated from BHS in 1965. On April 7, 1966, he joined the US Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged April 6, 1972. On May 31, 1974, he married Sharon Kay Flakus in Baldwin City, Kansas. They were married 47 years before his passing. Sharon survives at the home in Lawrence. Les worked for Hallmark Cards in Lawrence after he graduated high school until he was drafted, and again when he returned from active duty service. He worked for the City of Baldwin for 8 years and then Aeroquip Corp. in Lawrence. In 1980, Les took a position at Westar Energy (formerly KPL), working for 30 years before retiring.
Les was a classic car enthusiast and loved riding his motorcycle, “Baby Blue”. He was a KC Chiefs season ticket holder for 18 years and an avid fan of the KU Jayhawks as well.
Les is survived by his wife, Sharon, of the home; his son, Dustin Haupt and spouse, Ryan of Nashville, TN; his sister, Darlene McRae of Florida; brother, Sidney Haupt of Lawrence, KS; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, William; and his mother and step-father, Gladys and Charles Spain.