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Donald Gregory (Swede) Leonard
September 28, 2018

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Donald Gregory (Swede) Leonard passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at University Park Nursing and Rehab, Des Moines, under the care of Mercy Medical Hospice. Cremation rites have been accorded and a Memorial Service will be held in Emmetsburg at a later date. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home of Emmetsburg has been entrusted with the care of Donald. Donald was born on May 23, 1944 to Everett and Lauretta (Elbert) Leonard. He attended St. Mary's Catholic and Emmetsburg Community Schools. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He returned to Emmetsburg after his discharge. He was a talented finish carpenter and woodworker.

He is survived by two sisters: Madalen (Terry) Taggart of Vermillion, SD, Charlene Nash of Loveland, CO. He is also survived by four brothers: John (Patricia) Leonard of Westbrook, CT, George (Mary) Leonard of Salix, IA, Tom (Mary) Leonard of Ankeny, IA and Joe (Kathy) Leonard of Marshalltown, IA and fourteen nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Lauretta Leonard and a nephew, Phillip Leonard.

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