Leif Donald ThraneLeif Donald Thrane passed away on Aug. 11, 2013, at his home in Harlingen, Texas. He was 88.
Leif was born May 10, 1925, on the original family homestead in Normanna Township near Kindred, N.D. He graduated from Kindred High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific Theater in 1945 and 1946. Following his military service, he attended the University of North Dakota before beginning his business career, which took him from North Dakota and Minnesota to California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. He was especially proud that his land development companies sold land at fair prices, which made recreational land and home ownership possible for hundreds of families in many parts of the country.