LeRoy D. Kendall
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LeRoy David Kendall passed away at the Madrid Home in Madrid, Iowa on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m Wednesday July 16, 2014 at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Madrid with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery rural Madrid. Roy was born to Guy and Beulah Kendall on August 9, 1924. He married Velma Rajean Fidler in Troy, Kansas on January 23, 1946. The couple was blessed with five children, twin daughters Janet and Joyce, Nancy and sons David and Mark. The family moved to Madrid in 1957.
Roy served in the Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged October 29, 1946. On August 17, 2010, Roy was part of the Veteran's Honor Flight to Washington, DC. Roy worked for United Grocery Store in Clarinda, Iowa and transferred to the Madrid store in 1957. The store was later sold to IGA where he worked for many years. Roy then worked for Iowa State in Friley Hall as a meat cutter until he retired in 1995. Roy and Vel loved to travel and spend time with family. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was active in Men for Mission. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed playing cards and visiting with other members.
Roy was proceeded in death by his wife Vel, his parents Guy and Beulah Kendall, brothers Dean and Wayne, sisters Helen, Eunice, Marjorie, and his beloved grandson Christopher Kendall.
He is survived by his children Janet (Merrill) Wicker, Joyce (Frank) Lawson, Nancy (Steven) Pies, David (Patty) Kendall, Mark (Patti) Kendall, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother Bob Kendall, and sisters Jean Davidson and Shirley Thomas.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m Tuesday July 15, 2014 at the Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Fairview Cemetery.
Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home
202 S. Market Madrid, IA 50156
Published in Des Moines Register on July 14, 2014