Dr. Smith was such a special person in my life. His words were always an inspiration and his devotion to all students. It was a joy to meet with him in later years and to share thoughts and philosophy. My love to Sharon and the family. I hope someone will please connect with me so I can share a hug and words with Sharon in person. oxxo Gail Small
Our sympathy to your family. We have his books at our Swedish Heritage & Cultural Center, his father's desk, and his writings, plus a number of pictures. Marlene Kennon
My warm memories come from Leonard's early years. Scouts, basketball and much time spent together doing a variety of things that a small town has to offer. I extend my sympathy to your family.
Sorry for your loss from those of us from Stanton.
Sharon and Family,
We are so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your families.
Such a wonderful life, you have my sincere condolences.
I first met Leonard when he started playing at Pacific Tennis. For awhile we were the undefeated Swedish doubles team, proof that Lutherans and Catholics can work together. Many thanks for bringing him to the Thursday post tennis coffee, where he will be sorely missed, especially by me.
Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. Leonard will be missed by many, I will miss his enthusiasm and his humor. My condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you.
Our prayers are with you now as they were this morning after your call while we were at the Augustana Heritage Assn. meeting.
Mary Monson and Pastor Dan Monson
Dear Sharon, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have always been proud to have Leonard Sander as one of my distinguished cousins. I enjoyed our conversation when you and Leonard visited Swede Home a few years ago and at a "Peterson Cousins" reunion in Kansas City when we were all younger. I have many found memories of Leonard at family gatherings "back in the day." Leonard's passing will leave an empty place in our family.
Dear Sharon, Our prayers are with you and the wonderful family you and Leonard raised over the years. We are blessed to be among your friends. Love, IlaJean and Ron Kragthorpe
How saddened we are to learn of Leonard's passing. It seems but a short while ago that we enjoyed an overdue visit with you both, catching up on family and career news, reminiscing about so many shared experiences.
The Star obituary provided an important picture of Leonard's many accomplishments, and yours, as well. If we may, we'd like to add another star to his halo...for his involvement in initiating interscholastic soccer competition into the CVUSD. He joined with Ken Sugino, Dale Haas, Herm Hogeman, Marsh Pollock,and Dave Carpenter in presenting a petition of over 3000 signatures to the CVUSD Board of Education seeking recognition of soccer as an official interscholastic sport. It was Leonard's political savvy that helped shape that effort. The legions of youngsters who have enjoyed competitive high school soccer since that time have Leonard and the other men mentioned to thank!
We send love and sympathy to you and the entire family...
Dave and Marilyn Capenter
We are so sorry to learn of Leonard's passing. We so fondly remember those fun days so many years ago of the Panther's soccer team. Our sincere sympathy to Sharon and the family.
Karen and Bob Phipps
Dear Sharon and Family, Our sympathy and prayers for you all. We just read the obituary -- wow! what a life. It brought back memories of our years together at Cal Lutheran and Holy Trinity. May God give you comfort and peace.