Leland D. Townsend
July 21, 1931 ó March 4, 2019
Leland D. Townsend, age 87, of Lomira passed away peacefully on March 4,
2019 at the Waterford in West Bend with his family by his side.
A funeral service for Leland will take place on Friday, March 8, at 12
noon at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville with the Rev. Allen
Behnke officiating. A visitation will take place on Friday, March 8,
from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon at the church
in Mayville. Leland was born the son of Robert and Katie (Williams)
Townsend on July 21, 1931, in Cornucopia. He was a 1949 graduate of Port
Washington High School.
Leland was united in marriage to Ardell Himstedt on May 1, 1954, at St.
Johnís Lutheran Church in Fredonia. Leland was a veteran of the
Wisconsin National Guard, and where he served for nine years. Leland was
employed as the Fleet and Transportation manager for Ashland Oil, and
after retirement, drove bus for Johnson Bus Company in Campbellsport.
Leland was a faithful member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in
Leland is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ardell; children, Kevin
(Renee) Townsend and Beryl (Blaine) Tofte; his grandchildren, Stacy
Townsend, Juliet Tofte, and Mark (Kaitlynn) Townsend, and
great-grandchildren, Grayson and Evalyn Townsend. Leland is further
survived by sisters Joan (Richard) Mistele of Allouez, June Kroll of
Evansville, Judy (Brian) Peiffer of Suamico, Deborah (Gary) Hoffman of
Hales Corners, and his brother Jeffrey (Phyllis) Townsend of Port
Washington. Leland also leaves behind nieces, nephews, other relatives
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Dale Townsend; and
sisters Roberta Barber, Jeanne Pukas, Lora McInnis, and Kaye Miller.
In lieu of flowers, Lelandís family would appreciate memorials to the
The family wishes to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice, the Waterford
at West Bend, Well Qor, and New Perspective Senior Living for the love,
support and care that was provided to Leland and his family.
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. For online
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