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Leonard William Cihlar, age 89, of Wells, MN died Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, MN. A visitation will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN. According to his wishes, a private family memorial service will be held. Interment will be at a later date at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Leonard William was born May 30, 1928 in New Prague, MN, the son of John and Elizabeth (Prchal) Cihlar. He honorably served our country during WWII in the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Caroline Elmer August 19, 1992 in Walker, MN.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Caroline; sisters-in-law, LaJean (Roger) Bjorkland of Albert Lea, MN, and Marie (Dennis) Enser of Owatonna, MN; many nieces, nephews and their families.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Val and Lawrence Cihlar.