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Published May 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Leon Trandem

Leon Trandem, age 91, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Monday (May 20th) at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (May 28th) at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with the Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating. Inurnment will be in Rodnes Lutheran Cemetery, rural Erskine, at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday (May 28th) at the church. www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Leon Stewart Trandem was born on July 27, 1921 in Woodside Township, rural Erskine, Minnesota to parents John and Ida (Ramberg) Trandem. In August of 1942, he entered the United States Army, serving in the European Theatre during World War II. He received his honorable discharge in January of 1946.

Leon Trandem

Leon Trandem, age 91, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Monday (May 20th) at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (May 28th) at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with the Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating. Inurnment will be in Rodnes Lutheran Cemetery, rural Erskine, at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday (May 28th) at the church. www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Leon Stewart Trandem was born on July 27, 1921 in Woodside Township, rural Erskine, Minnesota to parents John and Ida (Ramberg) Trandem. In August of 1942, he entered the United States Army, serving in the European Theatre during World War II. He received his honorable discharge in January of 1946.

Leon was united in marriage to Edith Hedrich on March 9, 1946. Leon and Edie lived and worked in the Detroit area until 1948 at which time they moved back to Erskine. Together they owned and operated Leon and Edie’s Café in Erskine from 1949 until their retirement in 1986. Edie passed away on July 29, 2008.

Survivors include three sons, Steven (Susan) of Moorhead, MN, Wayne of Erskine, and Bruce of Erskine; one daughter, Dawn (John) Richards of Hawley, MN; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Sylvia Kappedal of Tucson, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith; four brothers, Orvis, Aaron, Walter and Lloyd; and one sister, Judith Paulson.

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