Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 16, 2010
David D. Leidall, 69, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a short illness.
David was born May 29, 1940, in Lyle, Minn. to Leonard and Mildred (Hollerud) Leidall. He was raised in Lyle and graduated from Lyle High School. Following time in the Navy, he returned to the Lyle/Austin area where, over the years, he worked for Hormel Foods, owned and operated Pete’s Bar and The Arcade, operated the Lyle Liquor Store, and worked for Asbesterol. He made many friends throughout the years and was always willing to help his friends. He was known for a quick wit, a sometimes mischievous grin, his love for playing cards and his infamous card trick.
David’s children wish to thank Susan for the loving care she provided David throughout their years together and especially during his illness. It was a comfort knowing he was in good hands.
David is survived by his long-time partner, Susan Brown of Sandy, Utah; his children, Darren (Kim Borchert) of Fridley, Minn., Debra (Greg) Gogins of Roseville, Minn., Joanne (Craig) Walk of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Richard (Jeanette) Leidall of Owatonna, Minn. and Mark Block of Nevada, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Kermit Leidall of Las Vegas, Nev.; four sisters, Delores (Ken) Clifford, of Waco, Texas, Dorothy (John) Wooldridge of Rochester, Minn., Charlotte (David) Plantikow of Austin and Susie (Dave) Tucker of Austin; an uncle and two aunts, Kenneth (Eleanor) Hollerud and Margie Halverson of Austin; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; cousins and many friends.
At David’s request, there will be no formal service.
His children will host an informal gathering of family and friends on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion in Lyle, Minn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association.