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Information for Leon Valentine Berend
14 February, 1911 - 23 February, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Leo Berend

   Services for Leo V. Berend, 73, of Nampa route 1, who died Thursday, Feb. 23, at his home of natural causes, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Marvin E. Greene of Boise and the Rev. Ronald Kempe of Ontario, Ore., will officiate.  Private family interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    He was born Feb. 14, 1911, at Otter Tail County, Minn., to John and Johanna Berend.  He was reared and educated in Vergas, Minn.  After his schooling he moved to San Diego, Calif., and went to work for Safeway.
    He married Mary Jane Alley Sept. 14, 1939, in Clay Center, Kan.  They then returned to Southern California and started a bakery in Long Beach.  They owned and operated the bakery until 1953, when they moved to Nampa.  He was in the cattle business and farmed in Nampa until his retirement in 1969 and they continued to make their home in Nampa.
    He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nampa.  He was also a member of the Nampa B.P.O.E. 1389 and a member of the Cattlemen's Association.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; one daughter, Mrs. Jon (Linda) Dobbs, Nampa; one son, Larry Leo Berend, Caldwell; four brothers, Michael Berend, Fargo, N.D., Joseph and John Berend, both of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Walter Berend, Vergas, Minn.; five sisters, Mrs. Victoria Calosky, Vergas, Mrs. Frances Richter and Mrs. Violet Schultz both of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Mrs. Mayme Holland, Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Leona Lindell, Veblen, S.D.; four grandchildren, Jonny, Justin and Jordawn Dobbs, and Drew L. Berend.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Altar Cross Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Central Midland Blvd., Nampa, 83651, or flowers may be sent.



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