Leonard Longstaff

Leonard G. Longstaff, age 87, passed away July 30th in Littleton, Colorado.  He was born November 25, 1930 in Juniata, Nebraska to Arnold & Helen Smith Longstaff.  He went to junior and senior high school in Gordon, Nebraska. He married Phyllis Eaton, on June 10, 1951.  He received a Bachelor of Education Degree from Chadron State College and then served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a Rotary Club member and an active singer all his life in various church, community, and barbershop choirs. He was a Manager for Hested, Newberry & Lee retail stores in Nebraska & South Dakota and then became the Accounting Manager at the home office in Omaha.  He ran his own store, Longstaff Variety, in the 70’s in DeWitt, Iowa.  At the time of his death he had worked 22 years at Sam’s Club, Lone Tree, CO.

He is survived by daughters, Leslie Ann Foster, Littleton and Terri Rydberg, Frederick, MD and son John, Littleton; grandchildren Daniel Rydberg (Rose), Andrew Longstaff (Linda), Corinna Foster; three great grandchildren and sisters Mary Sue Perria & Phyllis Hahn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Peach) & his sister, Donna Rae Giese.

His memorial service will be August 11th at 2:00 pm at Littleton United Methodist Church. DeWitt & Tabler Funeral Home, 12114 Grant Circle, Thornton, CO 80241 are handling the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, please honor Leonard by giving a donation to the American Cancer Society.

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