Leonard Stulen, age 95, of Willmar, died Monday, January 11, 2021 at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar.
A public visitation will be held 4-6 pm Friday, January 15, 2021 at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Masks and social distancing are required. A private family service will be held with interment at Green Lake Lutheran Cemetery in Spicer. A recording of the service will be available on the funeral home website, www.hafh.org. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Leonard Lewis Stulen was born May 25, 1925, in Colfax Township, near New London, Minnesota, the son of Jacob and Clara (Larson) Stulen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He attended school in New London, graduating as the valedictorian of the class of 1942. He then attended business college in Minneapolis before he started farming with his uncle. On February 12, 1949, he married Opal Thompson and they lived and farmed in the Spicer area for many years. Leonard enjoyed his time farming until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement from farming, he worked as an assistant in the Kandiyohi County Zoning Administrators office and as the Zoning Administrator for Dovre Township. Leonard and Opal moved into Willmar in 2012.
Leonard was an active member of Green Lake Free Lutheran Church, where he served on the church board and taught Adult Sunday School for over 25 years. His Christian faith was very important to him and he was proud of the faith he passed down to his children. Leonard also served on the New London-Spicer School Board and Green Lake Township Board. He enjoyed music and singing in church and with his family. He also enjoyed fishing, reading and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife: Opal Stulen of Willmar; seven children: Jerome (and Anita) Stulen of Spicer, Dale (and Sandy) Stulen of Brooklyn Park, Larry (and Marilyn) Stulen of Willmar, LuAnn (and Ross) Pronschinske of Carmel, IN, Jeanette (and Tim) Ardoff of Spicer, Jenell (and Paul) Johnson of Dayton, and Cheryl Stulen of Willmar; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother: Lloyd Stulen; a sister-in-law: Elaine Stulen; and brother-in-law: Alloys Thompson; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son: Ellsworth Stulen; a brother: Carsten Stulen; a sister: Marie Nelson; a grandson: Troy Stulen; and a great-granddaughter: Kyla Joy Stulen.
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