Leon Arthur Eggleston, 90, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison.
Leon was born in Marion to Leonard and Frieda (Beyers) Eggleston on Aug. 4, 1928. He married Adelaide Martin on Oct. 23, 1948, in Portage and they were blessed with seven children. Leon was a kind and generous man who was a blessing to all who knew him. He enjoyed woodworking, practical jokes and spending time with his family. Leon was the inspiration and the first donor for the Pay It Forward Program at the Pizza Ranch in Portage.
Leon is survived by his children, Dennis (Claire) Eggleston of Hancock, Doris (Gary) Attoe of Hortonville, Diana (Dan) Campbell of Montello, Doreen (Tony) Bergh of Endeavor, Dale (Deena) Eggleston of Westfield and Darrin of Montello. Leon is also survived by 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Leon was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years; his parents; brothers, Wesley, John, Roy and Edgar; his sisters, Betty Lou Filter and Lila Smith; son, Douglas; and a great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Davis Corner’s United Methodist Church, 606 County Road I, Wisconsin Dells.