Leon Eddy, age 78, of Huron, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Huron Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. His funeral service was at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 24th at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors by the Huron Veterans Council. On-line condolences may be left at Kuhler Funeral Home.
Leon L. Eddy was born December 13, 1937, to Elwin and Jennie (Eastman) Eddy. He was raised on the farm near Woonsocket, South Dakota. He later joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged. He farmed his entire life, starting at a young age with his father. In addition, he did custom hay grinding and spraying in the surrounding Huron area.
On April 10, 1960, Leon married Janice Neuharth in Alpena at the Methodist Church. On February 14, 1976, Leon married Inez (Kruse) Sweesy in Huron at the First Presbyterian Church, joining their two families.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Inez of Huron; five children, Tim (Teri) Eddy of Dell Rapids, Teresa (Dr. Cy) Haatvedt of Huron, Aaron (Rosa) Eddy of Willmar, Minnesota, Kelly Easton of Sioux Falls, and Tyann (Tom) Nieman of Sioux Falls; nineteen grandchildren: Julie Eddy, Karen Eddy, Brent Eddy, Jenna (Brian) Diede, Lacey (Shad) Larson, Kahlie (Garrett Smith) Eckmann, Lexi Eckmann, Laura Haatvedt, Garrison Haatvedt, Andrew Haatvedt, Sandra (Lee) Schroeder, Aaron Eddy, Mathew Eddy, Emily Easton, Adam Easton, Hannah Nieman, Olivia Nieman, Sophia Nieman and Mya Nieman; nine great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Bernice Eddy. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janice on August 19, 1973; one sister in infancy; and two brothers, Arnold and Robert.