REDFIELD — Leland H. Yada, 82, of Redfield, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Eastern Star Home in Redfield. His funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Redfield. The Rev. Stephen Perry will officiate. After a time for lunch and fellowship the burial will be in the Rockham Grace Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield. His family prefers memorials to the Yelduz Shrine Transportation Fund (Roadrunners), United Methodist Church or the Eastern Star Home. Visit www.thelenfuneralhome.com
Leland H. Yada was born May 12, 1930, in Faulkton to Hafler and Lora (Levtzow) Yada.
He married Ruth Ruhlman on Nov. 10, 1951, in the Methodist Church in Miranda. He worked as a carpenter until 1984 when he became Director of Equalization for Faulk County.
He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, serving on boards and as an usher for many years. He also served on the Faulkton School Board, township boards and sexton of the Rockham Cemetery.
He was active with the Eastern Star, Masons, Shrine Foot Patrol and Road Runners and especially enjoyed taking many children to the Shrine Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth, of Redfield; children, Deb (Steve) Roseland, of Seneca, and Robert (Nancy) Yada of Aberdeen; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean (Art) Burr of Sioux City, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons, Lauren and Larry; a son, Lawrence “Larry”; and brother, Daryl.For the complete article see the 04-25-2013 issue.
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