Leonard Ryland Logan, 82, of rural Sedalia, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia. He was born on Sept. 9, 1931, on the family farm south of Sedalia near Springfork, Mo., a son of Leonard Charles and Nora (O’Brien) Logan.
He was raised on the family farm and remained there his entire life, farming the land and raising cattle. In 1949, he graduated from Cole Camp High School. On June 9, 1951, he was married to Wanda Mae Rothenberger by Father Owens at St. John’s parsonage in Bahner.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Springfork until its closing and served on the church and cemetery boards. He served on the MFA Oil Company and Cole Camp Ambulance boards and was a member of the Missouri Cattleman’s Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, watching high school ball games, seeing his grandchildren play ball, and taking care of his cows for which he had a special nickname.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Logan of the home; four sons, Ronald Logan and his wife LaDonna of Cole Camp, Gale Logan and his wife Shirley of Cole Camp, Marvin Logan and his wife Kay of Sedalia, and Jeff Logan and his wife Sharon of Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Natalie Paxson, Brent Logan, Jill Logan, Dale Logan, Nicole Clemons, Kaleena Logan, and Kendrick Logan; and seven great-grandchildren, Ethan Paxson, Madison Paxson, Kaitlyn Logan, Anna Logan, Harper Logan, Delaney Clemons, and Lilly Logan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Nora Logan, his infant brother, Leon Joseph Logan, and his great-grandson, William Tyler Paxson.
Funeral services were held Oct. 26 at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, with Brother Gary Palmer officiating. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions be given to Benton County R-1 Educational Foundation, Springfork Cemetery, or Antioch Cemetery in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.