Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Rugby, for Edwin Leckron, 88, of Rugby, who died Saturday, March 20 at the Heart of America Medical Center Long Term Care.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Bantry, later in the spring.
Edwin was born Dec. 16, 1921, at home in Denbigh, a son of Noah and Winnie (Duncan) Leckron. He was raised there and received his education at the Denbigh school. Following school, he worked on his father’s ranch and for neighboring ranchers. On Oct. 19, 1942, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, serving in the European-African-Middle East Campaign during WWII. He was honorably discharged on June 9, 1944, and returned to his family ranch in Denbigh. He married Ethel (Harrington) Erven on March 19, 1965, in Towner. The couple lived in Towner until 1970, when they moved to Rugby where he worked for M.J. McGuire Co. After retiring, he did part-time custodial work at the Rugby Eagles. Ethel died June 6, 2009.
He was a member of the Vernon T. Starks V.F.W. Post of Towner and the Rugby Eagles.
He is survived by one son, Ronald Erven, Minot; two daughters, Florence Erven Dahlberg, Rupert, Idaho, and Janice Erven Wagner, Bottineau; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildre; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a brother, Elza; two sisters, Eva Rice and Esther Rice; a grandson; a granddaughter; two great-grandsons; and his parents.
Rev. Phil Leer officiated.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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