Leonard Thalken, age 87, of Columbus died Saturday September 18, 2004 at the Countryside Home in Madison. Services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday; September 22, 1002 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Zurek will officiate. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at the McKown Funeral Home and Wednesday 1:30 p.m. until service time at the church.
Leonard L. Thalken was born December 20, 1916 in rural Clarkson, Nebraska to Otto and Anna (Dvorak) Thalken. He received his education in rural Colfax County Schools. Leonard married Viola Svoboda on June 5, 1938 at the Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson, Nebraska. The couple farmed in the Clarkson and Leigh area until December 1987. At this time Leonard retired and moved to Columbus. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Memorials are directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or donors choice.
Leonard is survived by:
Wife Viola Thalken of Columbus, NE
Son Larry (Sheila) Thalken of Columbus, NE
Son Ladean (Nancy) Thalken of Lincoln, NE
6- Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 son: Wayne.