Leonard Fredrick Kohlmeyer, age 85, of Huron, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home in Huron. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron, with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Huron, and Military Honors by the Huron Veterans Council.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at Welter Funeral Home with a prayer service to begin at 6:30 p.m.; or one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Condolences may be left at www.welterfuneralhome.com.
Leonard Fredrick Kohlmeyer, the son of Carl and Elsie (Whitthoeft) Kohlmeyer, was born on July 17, 1929, on the family farm near Wolsey, SD. Leonard met the love of his life, Beverly Schmaal one Sunday after church at her parent’s gas station. Beverly later moved to Salem, Ore. The couple was married on Sept. 1, 1957, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salem. Beverly joined her new husband, as they started their life together in Huron. The couple has lived in Huron ever since. To their happy home, they added five children: Leonard Jr., Douglas, Cheryl, Marcel, and Karla. They were saddened by the death of their daughter, Karla on Feb. 22, 1993.
Most blessed and grateful for sharing Leonard’s life are his wife Beverly of Huron; son Leonard Jr. (Addy) Kohlmeyer and stepgrandchildren: Joe Bartelle, Andy Bartelle of Tuscon, Ariz., and Jennifer (Steve) Lujan their children, Julio, Athena, and Stasia of LA. Son, Douglas (Jean) Kohlmeyer of Green Bay, Wis., and their children: Kelsie, Kaleb, and Riley and stepgrandchildren Summer (RJ) Tilleman, and stepgreat-grandchildren: Aryan, Peyton, and Toby, step-grandchild Samara (Andy) Frelick and stepgreat-grandchildren: Harley, Lily and Charlotte all of Green Bay, Wis. His daughter Cheryl (Rich) Schriever of Dell Rapids, SD and grandchildren: Cody Breck and Karla Breck of Sioux Falls, and Emily Breck of Dell Repids. His son, the Rev. Marcel (Deborah) Kohlmeyer of Orchard, Neb., and grandchildren: Gabrielle, Madalyn, and Andrew. Leonard’s brothers: Nathaniel (Corinne) Kohlmeyer of Huron, and Max (Phyllis) Kohlmeyer of Wolsey; sister Amanda Noack of Huron; brother-in-law, Donald Schmaal, LaPine, Ore.; two sisters-in-law: Phyllis Kohlmeyer, Huron, and Marlys McPherson, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Karla; infant brother, Marcel; brother Marcus; sister, Doris; daughter-in-law, Bee Kohlmeyer; mother and father-in-law, Art and Elda Schmaal; brothers-in-law: Arnold Noack and Larry Schmaal; and sister-in-law, Susan Schmaal.