Obit: Kademan, Leonard A. (1918 – 2015)


Surnames: Kademan, Johnson, Strade, Block, Koplitz-Bunkelman, Seefluth

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 02 Dec 2015

Kademan, Leonard A. (13 OCT 1918 – 30 NOV 2015)

Leonard A. Kademan, 97, Spencer, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at his home in Spencer under the tender care of hospice. A funeral service will be held at 11a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 3, at First United Church of Christin Colby. Rev. Teri Hanson will officiate. Interment will be held in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

Leonard was born on Oct. 13, 1918, on the home farm in the town of Green Grove, the son of Oscar and Flora(nee Johnson) Kademan. He attended Woodland School in Clark County. Leonard married Bernice Strade on Nov. 4, 1939, at Curtiss Evangelical Reformed Church. He farmed for many years in the town of Green Grove and moved to Spencer in 1972.He worked for Wick Building Systems until retiring. After retirement, Leonard did repair work and snow removal in the Spencer area. He also took up baking cookies and thousands of them poured out of his kitchen. Leonard was known as the "gum" man as he handed out packs of gum to every child in church on Sunday. Leonard and Bernice also enjoyed dancing to old-time music all their lives.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 76 years, Bernice; three children, Lois Block, Colby, Judy (Richard) Koplitz-Bunkelman, Wausau, and Ken (Mary)Kademan, Marshfield; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Scott Koplitz and Jill Block; two sons-in-law, John Block and Marvin Koplitz; three brothers, Clifford, Harvey and Dave; and a sister, Elaine Seefluth.

Family and friends may express condolences online at

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with arrangements.



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