Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
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.
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