Leonard was born December 6 1924 on the family farm. He passed away peacefully at Leader Hospital February 24, 2022 after a brief illness.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Elsie of 74 years, his three sons Brian (Annabelle) Ottawa, Wayne (Debbie) Leader, Dale (Colette) Leader.
6 grandchildren, Cory-Edmonton, Dustin (Karen) Ottawa, Trevor (KariAnn) Medicine Hat, Colin (Natasha) Medicine Hat, Kelly (Trayce) Leader, Keira Calgary,
8 great grandchildren, Trey (Destiny)- Kindersley, Kerstyn- Leader, Kaaden, Kaehler, Aaliyah, Brinlee, Medicine Hat, Betty (Elizabeth) Charlotte-Ottawa.
Leonard was predeceased by his parents Henry and Emma, 5 bothers, Paul, Herbert, Edwin, Helmuth, and George.
4 sisters, Adolina, Olga, Lydia, and Gertrude and numerous nieces and nephews.
He married the love of his life Elsie Siegele in 1947 and would have been married 75 years on June the 8th this year.
They lived in an old stone house across the river 3 km West of the Prelate ferry crossing for about 4 ½ years. From there they moved to the family farm where they resided until they moved to Leader in 1983. Leonard was always active as a farmer and also started a number of businesses, which included a small import export, window roll shutters, drip systems for lawn, car and home care products, as well as a grain elevator he moved to the farm in 1971 and started a seed cleaning plant. He also had a dam built to retain water to irrigate pasture land for cattle.
Among other interests he enjoyed farming and wood working, and built a small replica church which sits on the former St. Johns church lot 15 km South of Leader. He also built a replica of the Smith barn situated in Leader close to the information center.
He was very involved in building Trinity Lutheran church formerly St. Johns, and was very active on church council for many years.
Leonard loved spending time with his family and talking and visiting with people.
He will forever be missed by his family
The family is having a private grave side service on Tuesday March 1st and will have a memorial service to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran church cemetery fund, replica church maintenance, or Trinity Lutheran church maintenance fund.
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