Leonard E. Walde

Nov 15, 1929 - Feb 14, 2021

Leonard E. Walde

November 15, 1929 - February 14, 2021

Obituary

Leonard (age 91) passed away, surrounded by his family, at Accura Healthcare of Carroll on February 14, 2021. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 and funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, all at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison.

Leonard Ervin Walde was born on November 15, 1929, in Denison, Iowa, the 7th of 13 children born to Lillian (Ruberg) and William Walde. He was baptized December 30, 1929, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison and confirmed in 9th grade where he continued as a member until his death. He attended country school East Boyer #8 for grades 1-8 and then one year of high school in Denison. He helped his parents with farming until he was drafted into the army in 1951. His training involved Camp Gordon, Georgia, for basic training, then to Ft. Monmouth New Jersey and Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. His field was Field Radio Repair and Radar Repair.

On October 24, 1954, he married Ruth Wellendorf, daughter of Mangus and Erma Wellendorf. They were married for 35 years until her death in 1989. He worked as a repairman for TV's and radios in Denison until he entered farming with Ruth's dad. He shelled corn for many farmers throughout the years. On July 24, 1993, he married Shirley Koch Lenz of Westside, Iowa. Leonard enjoyed tinkering on almost anything he could fix. He also enjoyed traveling to many places in the states and also foreign travel with family members. He was honored to be a part of the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in May 2017. One of his greatest joys in retirement was working alongside Rick Lenz with heavy machinery.

He loved the family life of being part of Shirley's kids and grandkids. He always told us how lucky he was to have this family. We would remind Leonard, he was our greatest blessing!

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Walde; his remaining siblings, Gladys Hagny of Gettysburg, South Dakota and Marilyn Yoakum of Russell, Iowa. Shirley's family, Rodney and Tina Lenz of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wanda Conway of Webster City, Iowa Rick Lenz of Westside; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jolene Meyer and Betty Maasen; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth Walde; siblings, Walter, Virgil, Edward, Raymond, LaDonna, Ruby Jahn, Helen Hinze, Lillian Fastenau, Marlene Brudenell and Wilma Walde; son-in-law, Craig Conway; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church in Denison.

Masks are required at the visitation and the funeral service.

The funeral service will be live streamed on our Huebner Funeral Home Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/huebnerfuneralhome

Services

Visitation
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church

1004 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442

Prayer Service
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Zion Lutheran Church

1004 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442

Service
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 11:00 am
Zion Lutheran Church

1004 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442

Interment with Military Honors
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 11:45 am
Crawford Heights Memory Gardens

2400-2434 South Main Loop
Denison, IA 51442

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