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Leon Oglesby

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Funeral services for Mr. Leon Oglesby, 79, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

There will be a military service conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post 1 of Spencer.

Leon passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at home.

Leon Carl Oglesby, the son of Thomas and Anne (Lavin) Oglesby was born on April 30, 1928, in Mankato, Minn. His childhood years were spent in Mankato where he received his education and graduated from Mankato High School. Following high school, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Army from 1947 until 1949 and served with the U.S Air Force from 1949, until his honorable discharge in 1953. Leon returned to Mankato and began working at The Mankato Free Press working in the bindery department.

Leon married Helen Hattendorf on April 30, 1928 in Ocheyedan. Following their marriage, he continued his work at The Mankato Free Press. In 1974, they moved to Spencer, where he worked at Heartland Press, until his retirement in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Cliff; a sister, Margaret Albright; two nephews and one grandnephew.

Leon is survived by his wife, Helen of Spencer; a son, Tim and his wife, Grace of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters: Sharon Frederick of Spencer, Debbie Green and her husband, Shannon of Spencer, and Sandy Wernimont and her husband, Myron of Spencer; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.