Obit: Underwood, Leo W. (1920 – 2014)


Surnames: Underwood, Samples, Kleiman, Felstead, Sandow, Becherer, Reedy, Chism, Stacke, Thoreson, Klettkel

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 01 Nov 2014

Underwood, Leo W. (1 OCT 1920 – 28 OCT 2014)

Leo Warren Underwood, 94, of Sandwich, IL, formerly of Abbotsford, WI, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. He was born October 1, 1920 in Edison, NE, the son of Orrie and Hazel (Samples) Underwood. He attended Bookerville and Dorchester High School in Wisconsin. Leo married Lillian Kleiman on May 16, 1942. Leo proudly served in the US Army in the Pacific as an gunner during WW II. He was a member of VFW Post 2227 in Colby, WI. Leo worked for Francis Melvin Inc. for 50 years as a crane operator retiring at the age of 75. One of the things he enjoyed about his job was working outside and watching the wild life in the different pits he worked at. He enjoyed fishing, Packer football, and baseball. He is known for his many clocks, he would always say when he went into a room he didn't want to turn his head to see what time it is.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Richard) Felstead of Sandwich, IL; and Susan (Mark) Sandow of West Allis, WI; eight grandchildren, Tena (Keith Klettkel) Becherer, Hal Becherer, Richard W. Felstead, Robert (Marilou) Felstead, Carrie (Thomas) Reedy, Melissa (Billy) Chism, Eric (Leah) Sandow, SSGT. Brian (Raqueles) Sandow; eleven great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Donna Underwood; special friends, Pam Stacke, Todd and Karen Thoreson, Judy and Warren Underwood plus several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lillian in 1975, one daughter, Lesty Becherer, four brothers, Louis, Orville, Don and Hal; one sister Theo.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 201 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford, W with Pastor Gary Paul officiating. Burial of his urn will follow in Abbotsford Cemetery Abbotsford, WI. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday, November 29th in the church. For more information or to sign the online guest book go to .


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