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Leonard Ward Field, 83

Leonard Ward Field, 83, Stephen, MN died on Saturday, October 13,
2012 at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Hospital with his family by his
side. The youngest of four children, Leonard was born to J. Ward
Field and Ethel (Lyons) Field on November 5th, 1928 in Warren, MN. He
graduated from Stephen High School in 1946. Leonard farmed until
retirement, drove bus #6 for Stephen Public Schools and worked many
years for American Crystal Sugar Company. Leonard was a lifetime
member of Stephen First Presbyterian Church where he served as
trustee, elder and was memorial fund treasurer for forty two years.
He was an enthusiastic member of the Stephen Lions Club and had a
record of perfect attendance for forty four years. Leonard was a
Tamarac Township supervisor, a twenty year member of the Stephen
Volunteer Fire Department and a charter member of the Stephen Curling
Club. Leonard was a gregarious person who enjoyed traveling, meeting
and talking to all kinds of people. He cherished living on the banks
of the Tamarac River and watching the variety of birds and wildlife.
Leonard also enjoyed farming, golfing, curling, deer hunting and
spending time with family. Leonard and Virginia Harstad were married
on October 20, 1951 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, MN.
Leonard is survived by his wife of sixty years Virginia and his three
children: Bradley (Marla) Field, Barnesville, MN, Jolette (Craig)
Mindeman, Fargo, ND, Jay (Jody) Field, West Fargo, ND. He is also
survived by seven grandchildren. Jill (Jim) Iverson, Fergus Falls,
MN, Brian (Michelle) Field, Barnesville, MN, Josuha ( Abigal)
Mindeman, West Fargo, ND, Noah Mindeman, Minneapolis, MN, Matthew
Mindeman, Minneapolis, MN, Tera Field, Dallas, GA, Brittanie (Jeff)
Mostad, Langdon, ND. He is also survived by four great grandchildren,
Makena, Erica, Grady and Maxum and one brother Charles (Leatrice)
Field, Stephen, MN. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents,
brother John Field, sister Hazel Welsh and niece Susan Welsh.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at
11:00 a.m. in First Lutheran Church at Stephen.  Interment will be in
the Stephen City Cemetery.  Rev. Mike Schendel, presiding; Leslie
Widner, organist, Ann Woinarowicz, soloist, Matthew Mindeman,
violist. Honorary casket bearers will be the Stephen Lion’s Club,
Friends and Neighbors.  Casket bearers will be  Joshua Mindeman, Noah
Mindeman, Matthew Mindeman, Brian Field, James Iverson and Jeff
Mostad.  Visitation will be held at First Lutheran Church on Monday
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  The
Austin Funeral Home of Stephen is in charge of arrangements.

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