Leland Wesley Towne

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Leland Wesley Towne

May 9, 1932 - Sept. 10, 2018

CURTIS, Neb. — Leland Wesley Towne, 86, of Curtis, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2018), at Edgewood Vista in Grand Island, Neb.

He was born to William Edmund and Jessie Jane (Barry) Towne on May 9, 1932, in Maywood, Neb. He attended the Viaduct School and then graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1950.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1952-54 and received several medals for his service.

On June 1, 1967, he married Lois Spencer and they moved to Curtis to farm with his family.

He was preceded in death by wife, Lois Towne; parents; brothers, William, Lawrence, Virgil, Max, Melvin, Floyd, and Leonard; and sisters,Rowena Burton, Verle Nelson, and Georgianna Ervin.

Survivors include children, Lynda (Wade) Lange of Wood River, Neb., Tenna Towne of Lincoln, Neb., and Leanna (Paul) Klempa of Lincoln; brother, Harold Towne of Louisiana, Mo.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 3 to 6 p.m., with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.

Services are Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 402 Center, Curtis, with Rev. Dr. Tunde Oladimeji officiating. Burial will follow in the Maywood Cemetery, Maywood.

Memorials may be given to the family, 1402 Main Street, Wood River, NE 68883. Online condolences may be left at www.blasestrauser.com.

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.