SYRACUSE — Leslie Robert Shamburg Jr., 60, of Monte Vista, Colo., died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at University Of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo.

He was born March 25, 1958, in Syracuse, to Leslie Sr. and Kathleen Downs Shamburg. He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1977.

A former resident of Syracuse and Ulysses, Mr. Shamburg had lived in Monte Vista for the past 20 years. He worked at Elithorp Farms before retiring about two years ago due to his health.

Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Kay Downs Shamburg of Syracuse; a brother, Garett Shamburg of Syracuse; and a sister, Sherie Gibbens of Syracuse. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Robert Shamburg Sr.

Graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. MDT Friday at Syracuse Cemetery. 

Visitation hours are 3 to 7 p.m. MDT Thursday at Fellers Funeral Home LLC, Syracuse. Condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to the VIP Senior Center may be sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.