Leo Goldade, 79, of Dacono, Colorado left this world for greater peace on July 7, 2013. He endured several health issues for the last few years. Leo was born September 21, 1933 in Wishek, North Dakota to John and Clara Goldade, He was the sixth of thirteen children. As a young boy the family moved from the farm to West Fargo. Leo is survived by his wife Sharon of 29 years, four children, Maria (David) Lund St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, Denise Micken, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Kevin (Chris) Goldade Rush City, Minnesota, Lisa (Tom) Davis Duluth, Minnesota, nine grandchildren,fifteen great-grandchildren and four siblings. Preceded in death by parents, eight siblings, daughter Susie, and grandson, Derek. Leo served in the Korean War from 1950-1953. He was a member of the 196th Regimental Combat Team as a part of the Headquarters Intelligence and Reconnaissance Team in Alaska. After the service he worked for the Red Owl Stores.
In 1958 he joined the Arrowhead Pest Control and served as Vice President until he moved to Colorado in 1985. The "Bug Man" then joined Terminix.
On June 16, 1984 he married Sharon Scherbenske of Jamestown, North Dakota and in 1985 they moved to Colorado. Their greatest joy together was to jump on their motorcycle and with the breeze in their face and wind on their backs they would ride with their many friends. Leo loved hunting, cars, motorcycles, his dogs and Russian cooking. He was known to his many nieces and nephews as "The Bug Man" and "The Black Russian" or Uncle Weo. For 18 years he had a sprint car with "Wild" Wyman Wade and they raced throughout the Upper Midwest. Leo was President of Tri State Racing Association from 1975-1976.
He and the "Finn" Les Buchanan raced in the Superior, Wisconsin area for many years. Leo was inducted in the Tri-State Association Hall of Fame in 2010 in Superior, Wisconsin. He was a proud member of the NRA. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Rinn United Methodist Church with internment to follow at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont. Representatives from the Army and the American Legion Post #32 will provide Military Honors. Memorials preferred to Rinn Memorial United Methodist Church or donors choice, C/O Howe Mortuary in Longmont.
Memorials preferred to Rinn Memorial United Methodist Church or donors choice, c/o Howe Mortuary.