Leslie was born December 24, 1962 at Webster, South Dakota, the daughter of Donald and Betty (Mathison) Vermundson. The family moved to Hartford where Leslie attended school and graduated from West Central High School. She then took some courses at Nettleton Business School . Leslie worked for several restaurants in Sioux Falls and then became a production worker at Starmark Cabinetry for 20 years. She enjoyed watching rodeos, especially the bull riding. She also like to read and listening to country and Christian music. She was an active member at Faith Family Church in Sioux Falls. Leslie is survived by her parents, Don and Betty of Sioux Falls; her twin sister, Lisa (Larry) Giannini of Sioux Falls; a niece and two nephews, Sidney, Anthony and Kristian. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Lonald and Mitchael.