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April 24, 1927 – November 27, 2020

Leland passed on November 27 after a brief illness in Colorado where he had been living since 2012.

Leland was born on April 24, 1927 in Percy, IL to Theodore and Clara Gielow.  He spent his childhood on his parents homestead in Steelville, IL.  As an adult he joined the US Army and served in the Korean War.  While in the Army he studied to be an Operating Engineer and is a lifelong member of the Operating Engineers Union #513 of St. Louis, MO.

Leland married Edna Rohlfs on October 10, 1953. They were married for 54 years; until Edna’s passing in 2008.

Leland is proceeded in death by his parents, his sister Anita Wendell and his wife Edna.

Leland is survived by his 3 children; Eileen Gielow of Carbondale CO, Jeff Gielow of Houston TX, and Lisa Harris of Carbondale CO.  He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren; Maxine Harris, Micah Gielow and Lula Bette Corbin Gielow and his cat Lucky.

Leland will be remembered most for his strong belief in The Lord Jesus Christ and his dedication to the Lutheran Church.

Leland will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.

He had a love of the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a world wide traveler which he enjoyed with his wife Edna.

Leland was an excellent dancer and a lover of animals.

Leland will be remembered forever by all who knew him as a kind and loving father, friend and husband.