Minnehaha Mandskor
Sioux Falls, SD

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Leslie Herness

Leslie Herness joined the Mandskor in February of 2017.  He sings bass. After 20 years with the Grieg Chorus in Canton, he and his wife Wanda moved to Sioux Falls in October of 2016.  When our president, Larry Luinenburg and wife Roxine were guests at the Canton chorusís Christmas dinner, the couples became acquainted..  Larry and Leslie learned that they were now neighbors.  An invitation was issued to come sing with the Mandskor.   Leslie agreed to give us a try and we are glad he did.  The Hernesses fit nicely into our Mandskor family. 


Wanda was a missionary to Japan for 5 years and has also served as a parish worker.  Leslie, a Canton native who attended Augustana College and Luther Seminary, served as a Lutheran pastor for 27 years.  He also worked as a carpenter for several years and enjoys woodworking as a hobby.  The couple has two grown children, Karen and Eric.