Cloud County Cemetery Book, Volume 4, page 129
Glasco Sun, Nov. 4, 1948. Page 2:
Funeral services Held for Pfc. Leonard Jr. Lachenmaier
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31, 1948, at 2:00 o'clock, at the Christian church for Pfc. Leonard Jr. Lachenmaier, whose body was recently brought from overseas, Rev. Eugene Smith, officiating. "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Abide with Me" were sung by a male quartet composed of Lowell Nutland, W.N. Pilcher, Jack Davenport, and Louis Cool, Jr., accompanied by Mrs. Margaret berndt. Casket bearers were Earl Pounds, Jr., Donald Pounds, Lowell Halderson, Clyde Russell, Dean Williams and Jim Henning. Flower bearers were Mrs. Verna Nutland and Mrs. Opal McCollough. Interment was in Glasco cemetery, with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars conducting military ceremonies at the graveside. Griffith Funeral Home of Glasco was in charge.
Leonard Jr., son of Leonard R. and Hazel V. Lachenmaier, was born at Clyde, Kansas, September 2, 1924, and met his death while fighting in the service of his country, April 25, 1945.
He moved to Miltonvale, Kansas, with his parents at the age of two years and attended school at Miltonvale, graduating from Miltonvale Rural High School with the Class of 1942.
He confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized in the Christian Church at Miltonvale, March 23, 1941, and remained true to that faith until his death.
He moved to Glasco in 1943 and worked at the Glasco Mill until inducted into the Army May 19, 1944 and received his infantry training at Camp Roberts, California, and Paratrooper training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
He left for overseas, January of 1945, and went into action with his company, Co. L, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Division, February 1, somewhere in Germany, and was killed in action in the vicinity of Ottmaring, Germany. He was buried with military honors at Nurnberg, Germany, and later moved to St. Avolds, until brought home.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his father, mother, one brother, Donald, and one sister, Barbara, of the home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Fortin of Salina, Kansas; Mrs. W.F. Lachenmaier of Miltonvale, Kansas; and aged great-grandmother, Mrs. Marie Cole of Miltonvale, several uncles, aunts, and cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was a kind and loving son and brother, and was always thinking of the welfare of others, and will be sorely missed in the home and by his friends.
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