Amos A. Leonard, Sr., 80, of Cherokee, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in the Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, following a brief illness.
Amos was born May 2, 1929, in Cherokee, the son of Herbert A. and Marvel (Filer) Leonard. He was educated in the Quimby area, graduating from Quimby Consolidated School in 1948. On July 16, 1950, he married Alma Wilmot in Cherokee. For many years, Amos farmed and also worked for Smith Feed Yard. Following a move to Cherokee he worked for OBECO for many years.
Amos was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.
He loved to spend time with his family, and also enjoying gardening, bird watching, walking, and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Alma; children, Amos "Skip" Leonard, Jr., and his wife, Kelly, of Ida Grove, Becky Lucht, and her husband, Russ, of Larrabee, April Veit, and her husband, Duane, of Odebolt, Clint Leonard, and his wife, Michelle, of Remsen, and Jason Leonard, and his wife, Jill, of Spearfish, S.D.; seven grandchildren, Roxanne, Jacob, Christie, Rhonda, Andrea, Jared, and Cody; eight great-grandchildren, Christian, Tyson, Austin, Catherine, Evan, Ryan, Ethan, and Dylan; a brother, Monteno Leonard, and his wife, Beverly, of Washta; a special niece, Gina Edwards, of Holstein; and many loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Wayne Leonard.
Funeral services were at 10:30 today (Tuesday) in the Washta Methodist Church, Washta, with the Rev. Gary McDonough officiating. Burial was in the Quimby Cemetery, Quimby. Visitation was Monday from 1 to 9 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee.
Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.