Orleans, Nebraska


Leonard E. Slade, age 73, of Orleans, Nebraska died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.  He was born July 2, 1931 at Benkelman, Nebraska to Guy & Fern (Ridlane) Slade.


He was raised in the Benkelman, Nebraska area.  He had lived several places including Colorado, Palisade, Enders,  & Indianola, Nebraska before moving to Orleans,Nebraska  3 or 4  years ago. He had worked on farms & had been a Truck Driver at one time.  He married Donna Struble on December 20, 1968.  He enjoyed fishing and camping.


Preceded in death by parents, 1 sister; Helen, 3 Brothers; Marion, Guy, and Kenneth, Son Jim and wife Donna on August 8, 2002.


Survivors include 3 sons:  Steve, Tim & Larry all of Iowa

                                Grandchildren:  3

                                1 Brother in law

                                3 Sister in laws & several nieces & nephews.


Graveside services will be Friday, December 24, 2004 at 9:30 AM at Mount Hope Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Russell, Officiating.  Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.