Leslie Howard Byrne, 72, died Aug. 17, 2017, in Rapid City, S.D., Les was born July 3, 1945, at home in Vetal, S.D., to Howard and Helen (Hockenbary) Byrne. Les grew up in the Harrington area attending school at Harrington and Todd County. Les married Beverly Ward on May 20, 1968. To this union were born Joe, Travis (Melisa), Todd (Jimi) and Trent (Melissa). Les was drafted into the military in 1968 and was stationed in Korea.