Leonard Emmet Elrod
Leonard Emmet Elrod (89) was called home on September 4th 2020. He passed from natural causes in his home in the company of his wife Lois and Son Ronald both of Sparks Nevada. Leonard was born December 7, 1930 to Artie and Goldie Elrod of Midland South Dakota. In 1943-1945 the family moved to Seattle Washington to work in the wartime ship industry. When the war ended they returned to South Dakota to run the family farm.
Leonard married his wife Lois Jean Massey (Elrod) on March 17, 1952 and from this union 2 children were born. Son Ronald Eugene Elrod (Glenna) and Daughter Jeanie Marie Sylar. He spent many years in the Midland/Philip area working on farms and ranches as well as working for Little Scotchman Industries and Kennedy Implement. Leonard was a veteran and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1955. In 1977 Leonard and Lois moved to Gillette, Wyoming where they lived until they retired to Sparks, Nevada (Reno Area) in 2001. Leonard spent plenty of hours in the local coffee shop entertaining the locals during his retirement in Sparks Nevada.
Leonard is survived by his wife Lois, his Son Ronald, his Daughter Jeanie, 9 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 2 Sisters Jean Hunter and Phyllis Skow and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Keith Elrod. At his request, memorial services and burial will be held late spring in Midland, South Dakota.