July 2, 1931-Dec. 21, 2004
ORLEANS -- Leonard E. Slade, 73, died Tuesday (Dec. 21, 2004) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born July 2, 1931, to Guy and Fern (Ridlane) Slade in Benkelman. He was raised in Benkelman. He lived in several places including Colorado, Palisade, Enders and Indianola before moving to Orleans about four years ago. He worked on farms and had been a truck driver at one time.
On Dec. 20, 1968, he married Donna Struble.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen; three brothers, Marion, Guy and Kenneth; son, Jim; and wife, Donna on Aug. 8, 2002.
Survivors include three sons, Steve, Tim and Larry, all of Iowa; one brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services are Friday, 9:30 a.m., at Mount Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Russell officiating.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of the arrangements.