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Leroy P. Sordahl

July 2, 1943 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Leroy Sordahl Obituary

Leroy P. Sordahl, 80, of New London, passed away on Tuesday, January 16th in San Antonio, Texas. His memorial service will be at 2 pm, Saturday, January 27th at Crow River Lutheran Church near Belgrade. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery near Willmar. Funeral arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

Leroy Palmer Sordahl was born July 2, 1943, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Edmund and Margie (Hokom) Sordahl. He helped on the family farm until he graduated from Brooten High School. After high school, Leroy joined the Air Force. He was a radar technician and served for 21 years. Leroy married Jean Marcus on August 19, 1967 in Prinsburg, Minnesota. The couple had three children and lived in many different parts of the world because of Leroy’s service. After being honorably discharged, Leroy was privately contracted to be the Commander of the Air Force Base in Iceland and Indonesia for a few years.

Leroy also drove semi from 1990 to 2023. He was a member of Crow River Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed. He was also a member of the Willmar VFW Post 1639, New London American Legion Post 537, and Eagles Club in Willmar. Leroy wintered in Texas for over the last 10 years and enjoyed going to coffee to visit with family and friends.

Surviving are his sons, Gary (Janet) Sordahl and Steven Sordahl; grandchildren, Alex, Teha, Steven, Emma, and Katelyn; seven great-grandchildren; brother, John (Cindy) Sordahl; and sisters, Betty Cole, Mary Keyser, and Marilee Ashburn.

Leroy was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Sordahl; daughter, Reneigh Sordahl; brother, Ivan Sordahl; and sister, Ramona Skornicka.

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