Leon Eddy

Huron

Leon Eddy, 78, of Huron, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Huron Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
His funeral service was Tuesday, May 24, at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors by the Huron Veterans Council. Visitation was Monday, May 23, at the Kuhler Funeral Home with family present.
Leon L. Eddy was born Dec. 13, 1937, to Elwin and Jennie (Eastman) Eddy. He was raised on the farm near Woonsocket. He later joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged. He farmed is entire life, starting at a young age with his father, and also did custom hay grinding and spraying in the surrounding Huron area.
On April 10, 1960, Leon married Janice Neuharth in Alpena.
On Feb. 14, 1976, he married Inez (Kruse) Sweesy in Huron at the First Presbyterian Church, joining their two families.
Leon enjoyed farm life and also liked to go fishing, camping and the traditional pheasant hunt with family and friends. He served as a deacon and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church and was a member for more than 50 years. He was also a long-time member of the Huron Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Inez, of Huron; five children, Tim (Teri) Eddy of Dell Rapids, Teresa (Dr. Cy) Haatvedt of Huron, Aaron (Rosa) Eddy of Willmar, Minn., Kelly Easton of Sioux Falls, and Tyann (Tom) Nieman of Sioux Falls; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Bernice Eddy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janice in 1973; one sister in infancy; and two brothers, Arnold and Robert.
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