Chaplain Col. Ret. Leland Robert


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Chaplain Col. Ret. Leland Robert Stevens

Jul 01 1929 - Jan 27 2006

Chaplain Col. Ret. Leland R. Stevens, age 76 of Allen, Texas passed away on January 27, 2006 in McKinney, Texas. He was born on July 1, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Leland J. and Mathilda (Cloeter) Stevens. He married Meta Asendorf on June 15, 1952 in Bronx, New York. He was a Chaplain in the United States Air Force. After 20 years in the Air Force, he served as Pastor for churches in Maryland and New Mexico. He was also executive editor for the Lutheran Witness. He is survived by his wife, Meta Stevens of Allen, Texas; children, Jonathan Stevens and wife, Abigail, Kathryn Stevens-Verdi and husband, Roger, Elizabeth Stevens, and David Stevens and wife, Joanne; brother, Richard Stevens and wife, Betty; sister, Marlene Wyneken and husband, Larry; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church with Pastor John Lindner officiating. Interment will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM at DFW National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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