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Leander Walen

Leander Walen, age 87, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at his home in Glenfield, ND, surrounded by his loving family.

Leander Oriol Walen, was born April 1, 1934 to Adolph and Alma Walen at Glenfield, ND on the family farm.  He joined a brother Milton and a sister Nelda, a few years later another sister joined the family, Margrethe.  Adolph died in 1953 so Leander quit school to take over the farm.  Leander met the love of his life Janice on a blind date arranged by a friend and her twin brother, Jerry.  They dated about a year and were married June 10, 1957 at Sutton Lutheran Church.

After the honeymoon they lived in the small house on the farm for a few months, until they moved into the main house, after Alma moved to the Dybwad farm. On the farm they raised 3 children, Charles, Leanne and Dennis.

Leander put the farm in Soil Bank and he took a job with NDSU Experiment Station in Carrington. He received the NDSU Outstanding Agriculturist Award for 26 years of service to the agricultural industry.   The family moved to Carrington in 1968.  In 1979 they moved back to the family farm.

As a youth, Leander was interested in basketball, baseball and rifle (He was an excellent Marksman receiving many awards), Later he was a jack of all trades, Farmer, Welder, Carpenter and Inventor.  He severed on many boards thru out his life.  He died on his family farm on May 23, 2021

He is survived by his wife Janice, son Charles (Joy) Walen of New Town ND, daughter Leanne (Kevin) Revier of Courtenay, ND and son Dennis (Fran) Walen of Sutton, ND. 15 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren. Sister Margrethe Melton, Sisters in law, Patricia Rickford, Doris Smith, Elaine Smith, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death his parents, brother Milton and Sister Nelda.

His Visitation will be Wednesday, May 26, from 5:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

His Graveside Service will be held Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 10:00AM at the Glenfield Cemetery, Glenfield, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Wayne and I are sending your family our thoughts and prayers. Leander was talented in so many ways. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Wayne Burgard and Sharon Fors.

  2. I think the hardest part of losing someone isn’t having to say good-bye, but rather learning to live without them. Always trying to fill the void, the emptiness that’s left inside your heart when they go. I hope there is some comfort in the gathering of family and friends to celebrate Leander’s life.

  3. Although I will not be with you in person, at the prayer service, or graveside service, I am there in thoughts and prayers.Leander was a much loved brother-in-law. Kermit and I spent many trips with him and Janice and many visits to each others’ homes. Wonderful memories!! Leander will be deeply missed by many.

  4. Sorry for your loss. I served him and Janice many meals at the cafe in McHenry when I worked there. Very pleasant to visit with. My sympathy

  5. As kids we had lots of fun, they visited us on the farm many years ago. Sending my
    Deepest sympathy.

  6. My deepest sympathy to you all at the loss of Leander. He was a wonderful guy and enjoyed serving Janice and him at the cafe and now serving them with meals on wheels.Always enjoyed his pleasant words when he would met at the door with their meal. God Bless you all.

  7. So very sorry for your loss. I wish I could have been there for the graveside service. I will always remember chatting with him at my dad’s funeral; the fact that he and Dennis came that day really touched me. Hugs to all of you.

  8. Jeremy, Tiffany and family we are so sorry for the loss of your Grandfather I know he meant the world to you.

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Leander seemed such a gentle soul. May he rest in peace and may your faith, friends, and great memories help ease your pain at this very difficult time.


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