Leonard (Len) Else
January 12, 2019

Leonard Robert Else, “Len” age 96 of Lakeville, Minnesota, formerly of Kaukauna, Wisconsin went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was born May 18, 1922 in New London, Wisconsin to Alvin and Esther (Cousins) Else.


Len loved mechanical things. Fishing and camping were his true passions. He was baptized and confirmed into his faith at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New London, Wisconsin. He graduated from New London High School and enlisted in the Air Force during World War II. Upon his Honorable Discharge from the military he embarked into a variety of jobs until settling into his career at the Thilmany Paper Company.


Len was preceded in death by his wife Elaine; parents Alvin and Esther Else; sister Janet Drogsbold; son-in-law Peter DeGroot and grandson Paul McKinney Jr. He is survived by his daughters Corinne DeGroot, Dawn (Joel) Lindholm, Karen (Paul) McKinney; grandchildren Robert (Julie) DeGroot, Brian DeGroot, Jennifer (Nathan) Fager, Jessica Lindholm, Joy Lindholm, Dawn (John) Brown; great grandchildren Amanda (Eric) Ludwig, Abbey Brown, Camden and Levi Fager; great great grandchildren Evelyn, Seth and Zachary Ludwig; further family members Shirley Longsine, Richard Pomroy, and Sam (Lori) Longsine.


Memorial services was held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano, Minnesota. Gathering of family and friends took place in the church for 1 hour prior to the services from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Private family inurnment will take place at a later time in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.