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Leon Gustave Felt

October 8, 1921 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 97)
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Leon G. Felt was born October 8, 1921 and died October 5, 2019.  Leon passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by all of his children and his beloved wife.  Leon is survived by his wife Nola Felt of 42 years and 8 children, 41 grandchildren, 110 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren children.  The cherished children include Stephen (Barbara)  Felt, Linda (William) Teel, Nancy (Norman) Tatro, Judy (Scott) Garbett, Leann (William) Hooper, Bruce (Deborah) Felt, Lydean (Curtis) Smith and the late Glenn (Kathy) Bragg-Felt.  Before marrying Nola, Leon was married 32 years to Lois Wade Felt when she passed leaving him a widower.  He then married Nola on May 25, 1977. 

Leon served in the US Army during World War II.  He served as a scout and was in on the invasion of the Philippines.  His service time was three years when he was honorably discharged after earning his third Purple Heart.  He served his country honorably and faithfully and in doing so saved countless lives.  In the course of his military action, he earned three Purple Hearts, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with Arrowhead Device, 4 Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Republic, Presidential Unity Citation, and on October 5, 2019, his wife accepted the Distinguished Service Cross, in his honor presented by Congressman McClintock.

Leon retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad as a shop foreman and has spent most of his life serving others.  He and Nola served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Auckland, New Zealand for a year and a half.  He also served as a Bishop for many years including being a Transient Bishop.  He helped and served so many people and affected so many lives.  Leon and Nola loved to travel and they have been in every state in the union including many other countries.  When anybody would ever ask him for advice his answer was always to "save your money, and the Church is true."

Family and friends are invited to attend services Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Lincoln 3rd. Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (252 O St., Lincoln, California).  Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, California).

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