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7/31/2013 11:11:00 AM
Leonard Bias
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Mr. Bias



Leonard Marvin Bias, 81, of Mendota died July 29, 2013, in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, with the Rev. Norman Stark officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery with military honors by Mendota VFW Post 4079.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. 
He was born to Frank and Regina Bias on Nov. 19, 1931, in Wells, Minn. He married Darlene Boelke on Oct. 28, 1958. 
Leonard served as an MP during the Korean War. He was transferred by Del Monte in 1960 to Mendota and retired in 1988 after 39 years. He loved woodworking, gardening and fishing. He also helped with tillage for several friends. He traveled the world and enjoyed yearly trips to Florida. Leonard was a member of the VFW and served on the Mendota Museum and Historical Society board. 
He is survived by his wife Darlene and his four children, Pam Kelly of Naperville, Lori (Bruce) Rowe in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Tim (Jennifer) Bias of La Salle and Shari (Tim) Riley of Downs. He dearly loved his nine grandchildren, Colleen (Mike) Francisco of Peoria, Randi (Nick) Perry of Avon, Ind., William Kelly of Naperville, twins Mark and Matthew Rowe of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Kate Riley, Christopher Rowe, and Stephanie and Jacob Bias, all at home. Leonard also is survived by his siblings, Adelyne (Bob) Fitzsimmons of Edina, Minn., Wilfred (Mary Anne) Bias of Wells, Minn., Irene Mart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gerald (Barbara) Bias of Uvalde, Texas, Jeanette Bias of Apple Valley, Minn., and Kathy Bias of Apple Valley, Minn. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Duane. 
Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors or Mendota Museum and Historical Society.






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