David D. Leonard, age 69, passed away November 22, 2020 at Prairie Lakes Hospital.
Memorial services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, with Father Richard Fox officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Vietnam Veterans and SD Navy Honors Team.
***** Please Note Date: Burial will be 10:15 am, Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watertown.
Dave was born on May 7, 1951, in Watertown, the youngest of four children, to Lloyd and Felesta (Deal) Leonard. He joined three sisters, Linda, Cyndi and Judy. He grew up in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School.
Dave was a proud uncle. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his nieces and nephews, his “kids”. Coaching Special Olympic sports was heaven to him. The players all called him “Grandpa” which he loved.
Dave was in the Navy and was so proud of his service.
Dave was one of a kind. You met him once and you were a friend forever.
He is survived by his sisters, Cyndi Leonard and Judy Barthel both of Watertown, SD; his nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Linda; his grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.
To each and every person who made Dave feel special, “Thank you” for saying “Good Bye.”
Cards and condolences may be sent to Cyndi Leonard, 213 19th Street SE, Watertown, SD. 57201