Leonard Lloyd Dahms

Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Service

Leonard Lloyd Dahms

Redwood Falls - Leonard Lloyd Dahms, age 94, of Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home in Redwood Falls. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls, with burial to follow in Peace Memorial Gardens formerly Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., at the church

Leonard Lloyd Dahms born October 22, 1926 to Clarence and Meta (Zamzow) Dahms in the city of Redwood Falls MN. He attended District 101 Country School in New Avon Township.

He was in the Army (Co. D 2nd. Repl Bn 1st Regt) served in Germany and was Honorably Discharged in Nov. 1945.

On November 15, 1947 Leonard married Elaine Callan at Congregational Christian Church in Columbia, South Dakota. They lived in Hecla South Dakota until 1955, where he farmed and worked at the Grain Elevator and then moved to Redwood Falls, MN. Leonard worked for Redwood Concrete Co as truck driver until retirement in 1988. After retirement he spent his time "home" away from home at Jenniges Plumbing and Heating. Leonard helped his brother Don with farming. He also helped his brother Jerry, 2 weeks in the fall butchering during deer season.

He enjoyed in watching the MN Twins, Tennis, Vikings, Golf, girl's fast pitch and volleyball. He enjoyed his annual opening fishing trip with John Jensen, Shorty Haus, John Jenniges that was always an adventure. He was an avid Pheasant hunter and fisherman. Leonard loved playing cribbage and looked forward to playing with his grandson, John, they played often for a buck a game. Leonard never let him forget who won more games. Leonard loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was members of VFW and American Legion.

We will miss him dearly. He had a great sense of humor, classic one liners with a quick wit.

Leonard is survived by his 6 children: Darlys (Jack) Cake of Virginia Beach, VA, Randy (Pam) Dahms of Green Valley, AZ, Kathy Jenniges (Bill Goering) of Alexandria MN, Terry Dahms of Westminster Co., Sharen Monahan and Lenard "Lenny" (Denise) Dahms, of Redwood Falls MN; 9 grandchildern; 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren; brothers Arthur (Florence) Dahms, Jerry (Helen) Dahms, and sister-in-law LaMae Dahms.

Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, wife Elaine (2015), brothers and sisters: Elmer Dahms (2015), ) Lee Dahms (2005), Delores Mertz (2015), Donald Dahms (2000), Meta (Toots) Tordsen (2003), Anna Ness (2011), Arnie Dahms (1999). Sister-in-laws, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

The family thanks the staff of Carris Health Redwood Home Care and the Carris Health-Redwood Hospice Care and the VA care team in Montevideo and St. Cloud for their diligent care.

Blessed be his memory.

Posted online on July 20, 2021