Leonard S. Harper, 86, of North Platte passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Linden Court with his family by his side.
Leonard graduated from North Platte High School in 1950 and later was united in marriage to Luaine Page on Aug. 24, 1952.
He hired on the UPRR and worked at the freight house and later was promoted to engineer on the 3rd District until his retirement.
Leonard enjoyed fishing at their cabin at Mill Isle on Lake Maloney, gardening, and singing with various groups, including the Cowboy Capital Club and the Living Christmas Tree. He also was involved in Boy Scouts for many years and delivered Meals-on-Wheels for the Senior Center.
Leonard was a man of faith and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and later the Bethel Church.
His family includes his children, Randall (Annie) S. Harper, Virginia Harper, Carol (Scott) Aldrich, Diane Harper, Vince (Dianne) Harper, Kent (Lindy) Harper, and Scott (Kim) Harper; brother, Robert C. Harper; 20 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Luaine; daughter, Sherrie Harper; and brothers, Ed, Christopher, and Alan.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements. Burial will be at the Gaslin Cemetery south of Brady. Visitation will be Friday, March 22 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.