LeRoy Dale Eland, 87, of Burlington, died at 9:02 AM Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home.
Born May 5, 1930, in Keokuk, IA, he was the son of Oscar and Blanche McCready Eland. On May 6, 1951, he married Judith Lucille Dewey in Monmouth. She died January 29, 2015.
LeRoy was a Staff Sergeant for the United States Army and retired after 20 years. He then worked for the U.S. Army Ammunition Plant, and First Miss. Fertilizer Plant.
He was a 1949 graduate of Burlington High School.
He enjoyed motorcycles, target shooting, and playing cards.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue (Mike) Whitaker of Burlington, and Shelley (Robert) Isaacson of Morrison, IL; four grandchildren, Rick Whitaker of Riverside, IA, Kim (Jesse) Whitaker-Logan of West Burlington, Josh Isaacson of Las Vegas, NV, and Shayla (Brad) Grobe of Coleta, IL; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; and three nephews and one niece.
Beside his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jerome Eland, and one sister, Delores Wallace.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
There will be no formal visitation or services.