Obituaries

In Memory Of

Leslie P. Shepard
May 16, 1937 - October 27, 2019

Visitation:
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 - 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
110 W. Begley Street
Greenwood, WI  54437

Services:
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 - 11:00AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
110 W. Begley Street
Greenwood, WI  54437

Full Obituary

     LESLIE P. SHEPARD, age 82, of Greenwood, WI, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood.  Rev. Elizabeth Bier will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Loyal, WI.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 10am until time of service.
     Leslie Phillip Shepard was born on May 16, 1937 near the Village of Downing in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn County, WI, the son of Edward J. and Helen E. (Danovsky) Shepard.  He was raised on a farm, received his education in the Downing area, and then moved to Owen, WI as a young man.  Leslie lived at Pabich Adult Family Home for almost 30 years, and his entire adult life in Clark County.  He worked at Adult Development Services in Greenwood, for 25 years, retiring in 2015.
 Leslie was a kind, gentle man who loved his home and his many friends who were his extended “family”. 
     Leslie previously belonged to the all denomination bible class that was held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Clark County bowling group, Explorer Scouts, and Aktion Club.
     He loved life and had many interests, especially fishing, traveling, going out to eat, shopping, playing kings corners, and many other activities.  He also colored in adult coloring books and turned out beautiful pictures.  He loved working on the hobby farm helping to raise beef cattle, and was amazed by the tractors, combines, and the huge choppers they have these days.  When outside, he would wave to everyone that went by.
Leslie wasn’t a talker; he was the observer.  And in his own way that’s how he navigated life.  He will be dearly missed.
     Leslie is survived by 3 sisters: Sharon Shepard of Vadnais Heights, MN, Eunice (John) Denning of Racine, WI, and Judith (Jim) Leffler of Tipton, IN;  2 brothers: Gerald (Sandra) Shepard of Birchwood, WI, and Gene Shepard of Kingman, AZ; nieces, nephews, other relatives, everyone served by Pabich's Residential Facility, and many friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Shepard.