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Walby, Leland Everett -- 1925 - 2003

WALBY, PECK, BRAINARD, RUPNICK, FROELKE, GENO, ELLIS, WATERS

Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 10/1/2011 at 22:22:39

SOURCE: Waukon, Iowa WAUKON STANDARD, Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Funeral services for Leland Everett Walby, age 77, of Frankville, Iowa were held Wednesday, January 22 at the Frankville Community Presbyterian Church in Frankville. The Rev. James Walker officiated. Casket bearers were his grandchildren Chantilly Mincks, Leland Froelke, Noah Froelke, Angela Geno, Joshua Geno, Micah Geno, Zachariah Geno, and Alicia Froelke. The Schutte Funeral and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa was in charge of the arrangements. Interment will take place in the Frankville Cemetery at a later date.

Leland Everett Walby, son of Alwin Sanford and Charlotte Lenora (Peck) Walby, was born August 22, 1925 at Frankville, Iowa. He attended the Frankville School and graduated from the Postville High School in 1943. Leland played football and excelled in baseball as a pitcher, pitching several no-hitters. On June 1, 1946 Leland was married to Janice Nellie Brainard in Postville, Iowa. They were blessed with four daughters and later they adopted two sons. He was a progressive farmer in Allamakee and Winneshiek Counties. He was a salesman for Funk's G Hybrid Seed Corn and Walnut Grove Feeds. He received the Allamakee County Distinguished Dairyman Award in 1972 as well as numerous top sales awards and contests.

Leland served as president and was the first secretary for the Big Four Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He served on the Postville School Board. Other memberships include the National Farmers Organization, Frankville Cemetery Association, Northeast Iowa Community Health Board, Bloomfield Township Historical Society, and the Master Tree Farmer and Conservation Groups. He enjoyed his family, friends, and the outdoors. Leland appreciated the woodlands, bird watching, and hunting mushrooms. He liked to travel, play cards, watch sporting events, bowl, and fishing at Ham Lake, Minnesota. Other interests included telling jokes, dining out, and discussing politics, and current events. He was a lifelong member of the Frankville Presbyterian Church,serving as an Elder and on the committees of the church.

Leland Everett Walby died Friday, January 17, 2003 at the home of his daughter, Jana, in Seattle, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dorothy Waters.

Leland is survived by his wife Janice; 4 daughters, Jana (John) Rupnick of Seattle, Washington, Mary (Tom) Froelke of Cresco, Iowa, Laura (Larry) Geno of Postville, Iowa, and Wendy (Joe) Froelke of Forest Lake, Minnesota; 2 sons, Craig Walby and Rick Walby; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Lester Walby of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1 sister, Doris (Lyle) Ellis of DeWitt, Iowa; a brother-in-law, George Waters of Motley, Minnesota; and 8 nephews and 2 nieces.

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