Leonard E. Urlaub, 91, of Walhalla, ND, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022, at the Pembilier Nursing Center in Walhalla. Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla.
Leonard E. Urlaub was born in the Langdon-Osnabrock area at the farm home of his parents, George & Blanche (Beauchamp) Urlaub. The family moved to Leyden and later near Svold. He attended several rural schools, including the Svold school. He went to Cavalier High School one year, then continued at Park River Agricultural School, after which he was employed by local farmers. On December 22, 1953, he was united in marriage to Jessie Belanus. They lived near Hensel and Mountain until December 1956 when they purchased the Mobil Service Station in Walhalla. Later, he opened several businesses there, joined many of the civic organizations and was especially active in Knights of Columbus.
Some of his favorite things to do were hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, gardening, golf, bowling, playing pinochle, spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid fan of football.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Jessie, sons Martin (Laurie) Urlaub, West Fargo; Joel (Sandy) Urlaub, Walhalla; Grandchildren: Samantha (Thomas) Johnson, Walhalla; Marcus (Malissa) Urlaub, Christopher (Nikki) Urlaub, both in Bloomington, MN and Nicholas (Marissa) Urlaub in Grand Forks; Great Grandchildren: Jaxon Suedel & Mckenna Johnson; Camille & Jack Urlaub; and twin boys soon to arrive; Siblings: Leona Bielinski and Wayne (Kris) Urlaub in Washington State; Delores Kenny, Chicago; Mercedes Hayward, Florida; and Karen Cavallaro, Arizona; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Lorraine Vivatson, Elaine Cook, Anna Mae Saunders and brother George Urlaub. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery at a later date.
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