Pflugrad, Leonard F.
MADISON - We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved one on the morning of April 5, 2021. Len suffered various health issues over the course of several years. He was a real trooper and NEVER complained.
Len was born on Jan. 18, 1947, in Kenosha, Wis., the son of Arthur and Betty (Gerber) Pflugrad. He was the eldest of four children. He is survived by his brother, Dan; his sister, Amelia Pflugrad (husband, Ben); and another sister, Lisa Buttera (husband, Nick).
Len graduated from Kenosha Bradford High School in 1965. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Athens, Greece. It was there that he met the love of his life, A. Moyra Gardner. Len and Moyra were married in 1970 in Glasgow, Scotand. Interestingly enough, Len was required to spend three weeks in Glasgow because of marriage licensing requirements. Len and Moyra then honeymooned for two weeks in Italy (Including playing hide and seek in the Coliseum!).
They moved to Kenosha after Len's service commitment. Len attended Gateway Community College in Kenosha and earned an associate degree in data processing. Len and Moyra moved to Madison in 1978 where Len secured a job with the Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Department as a computer programmer. They joined Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and spent many happy years making friends and going to Stephen Ministry Retreats.
Len was a long-standing member of the Madison Backgammon Club. His signature roll was Double Fives! Everybody knew Len as a kind and generous soul who was always thinking of others. He never had a bad word to say about anyone.
Len's family wishes to thank the staff at the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Belmont Street Nursing Home. They gave Len excellent care and endless kindness.
A celebration of Len's life will be announced at a later time.