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Leonard Kapellusch, 62

Leonard Richard Kapellusch, age 62, of Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Lakewood Health Systems of Staples.

Lenny was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to Leonard and Gladys (Van marten) Kapellusch. He grew up in the Pewaukee and Waukesha area in Wisconsin.

Lenny was married to Una Burau Aug. 9 1975, at St. James Lutheran Church by Pastor Gary Lodholz. They renewed their vows Aug. 9, 2000, in Sturgis, SD, on their 25th wedding anniversary.

The couple made their home in Howard Lake.

Through the years, Lenny was an owner-operator truck driver, a roller operator at Omann Bro., and also drove truck for Randal Trucking and C.A.R. Trucking.

He enjoyed collecting, fixing, and riding motorcycles; hunting, reading Louis L’amour and The Edge series of western books; and watching old western and classic movies. He also enjoyed fixing up and working his hobby farm and being surrounded by all of his “critters.”

In addition, Larry liked to travel, driving through nearly every state, and taking a vacation in Norway. He also took his family on many vacations to Florida, the Badlands of South Dakota, and Wisconsin Dells.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Una, of Howard Lake, four daughters: Deanna of Dassel, Mandy, Jenny, both of Howard Lake, and Kendy of Ohio, three grandchildren: Donovan, Carrie Ann, and Seth Michael, great-granddaughter Madison; and two sisters, Barbara, of Vesper, WI, and Sally, of Henderson, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Gladys, a son, Terry, and a brother-in-law, Bill Sr.

Lenny was well-liked and respected by those who knew him and none will forget his wry sense of humor and dry wit.

Family and friends gathered Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 6 p.m.