Leonard R. Else, 96

Leonard Robert Else, age 96, of Lakeville, formerly of Kaukauna, WI, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.

Memorial services will take place Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. There will be a gathering of family and friends in the church one hour prior to the services. Private family inurnment will take place at a later time in Kaukauna, WI.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Leonard was born May 18, 1922, in New London, WI, to Alvin and Esther (Cousins) Else.

He was baptized and confirmed into his faith at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New London, WI.

Len graduated from New London High School, and enlisted in the Air Force during World War II.

Upon his honorable discharge from the military, he embarked on a variety of jobs until settling into his career at the Thilmany Paper Company.

He loved mechanical things. Fishing and camping were his true passions.

Len was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; parents Alvin and Esther Else; sister Janet Drogsbold; son-in-law Peter DeGroot; and grandson Paul McKinney Jr.

He is survived by his daughters, Corinne DeGroot, Dawn (Joel) Lindholm, and Karen (Paul) McKinney; grandchildren Robert (Julie) DeGroot, Brian DeGroot, Jennifer (Nathan) Fager, Jessica Lindholm, Joy Lindholm, and Dawn (John) Brown; great-grandchildren Amanda (Eric) Ludwig, Abbey Brown, and Camden and Levi Fager; great-great-grandchildren Evelyn, Seth and Zachary Ludwig; and other family members, Shirley Longsine, Richard Pomroy, and Sam (Lori) Longsine.

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