Leonard A. Beard
January 18, 1922 - August 27, 2012
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All Saints Episcopal Church
100 N. Drew Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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100 N. Drew Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Leonard Beard was born in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota on January 18, 1922, son of the late Herbert and Clara (Leisner) Beard. As a young man, he graduated from Barnum, Minnesota High School, and enrolled in the Dunwoody Industrial Institute. He graduated in 1943. During World War II, Len served in the United States Army, and…

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Teresa Drabenstadt left a message on September 4, 2012:
Tom and Lisa, My condolences to you and your family! I'm so sorry! Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man. I hope your happy memories bring you comfort. Teresa
Perry Seegers left a message on September 3, 2012:
i remeber Len always calling to say thank-you everytime i snowblowed his drive-way .which made me feel good .will miss Len and his friendly wave. Perry
Denise Beard left a message on August 31, 2012:
My sincere sympathies to Len's family. I married one of Len's nephews, Jim Beard & even though Len & Lee lived across the country, I remember when I met both of them for the first time on one of their visits to Seattle to visit Len's brother Sam & his wife Ardis ( my father & mother in law). I will never forget how warm they both were & how comfortable I felt with them. It was as if I had known them all my life & they became Aunt Lee & Uncle Len to me. Even though I was not able to spend much time with them because of the distance, I always felt very close to them & was sad that we lived so far away. I always looked forward to a special birthday greeting by email from Uncle Len every year & will miss him very much.
Steven Smith left a message on August 31, 2012:
I worked for Len for some years out-of the Wausau, WI. sub-office, and I can say without any hesitation that Len was a true Gentleman...always ! He was everything stated in the last paragraph ot the Post Crescent Obituary and MORE ! In addition, his ethics were beyond reproach and he had the heartfelt ability to empathize with each individual he came in contact with. The world is a better place because Len was in it. I shall never forget him and how he helped me by example. Thanks Len for being you !
David Fee left a message on August 30, 2012:
Tom, I wanted to wish my condolences to you and your family in this difficult time.
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Nancy and Tom Boll left a message on August 29, 2012:
To Len's Beloved Family, Tom and I send our most sincere sympathy to your family. Len, Lee, and I shared many years singing in the All Saints choir and on the marionette stage together. Lee and I sat next to each other in the soprano section of the choir. They watched our two sons grow up in the church and were like parents to me as my parents spent many 6 month winters in AZ. They were very kind to my mom when she was present in church and were two of the warmest people I have ever known. We are truly sorry that we will miss Len's funeral as we will be out of town this weekend, but our hearts will be in church with everyone present at the service. We will contribute to his memorial at All Saints. Lovingly, Nancy and Tom Boll
Bill & Sue Emmers left a message on August 29, 2012:
Our deepest sympathy to the Beard family. Tom we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a great guy. My parents will truly miss him. He was such a great neighbor to them for the 45 years. May you find comfort in knowing that your dad has touched so many lives in such a positive way.
Debby Bushey & Ken left a message on August 29, 2012:
Our deepest condolences to the Beard family, especially to our friends Tom and Lisa. I know all too well what you are feeling as I lost my Dad a couple of years ago. After reading his obituary, I can see your father was a wonderful person!
Bob Branaugh left a message on August 29, 2012:
Sorry for your loss
Tamar left a message on August 28, 2012:
My sincere condolences on Len's passing. Although I never met him, I've heard many wonderful and heartwarming stories about his gentle persona, kindness and loving relationship that he had with his family. May all of you who were close to Len find comfort and peace in those cherished memories.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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