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Leonard Dodson Jr. 09/28/2022

Leonard LeRoy Dodson Jr. 73 was taken up to Glory to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, September 28th, 2022. He was born in Topeka, Kansas November 14th, 1948. He was united in marriage to Judy Ashbeck on February 17th, 1968.
He was survived by his wife and children: Lonny (Julie) Dodson of Caledonia, MN; Michael (Wendy) Dodson of Hastings, MN; and Catherine Dodson (fiancé Kevin Moe) of Woodbury, MN; and his sister Linda Butler of Topeka, KS. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren: Melanie, Jake, Lucas, Hannah, Hunter, Logan, Wesley, Amanda, Riley, Chase, Carter, Katie, Sarah and Noah and twelve precious great grandchildren.
He had a love for sports, especially football and baseball. In the 1980’s he was President of the Prescott Athletic Association baseball leagues and coached for several years.
Leonard served 8 years active service in the Air Force as an Aircraft Electrician and served 13 months in the Vietnam War where he was greatly affected by agent orange.
He was an extremely generous man to his loving family and to his community. He served as Trustee in Plum City, WI and was the Head Coordinator of the Plum City Food Pantry for several years. He served in his church and truly enjoyed it.
He retired after 31 years with the Department of Defense Contract Management Agency as an Industrial Specialist, serving the armed forces as a civilian and won numerous performance awards throughout his career. He received certificates of commendation from former Governor Arnie Carlson for his dedicated service during Operation Desert Shield 1990-1991.
He will be greatly missed!
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 22nd at the Evangelical Free Church in Plum City, WI at 11:00 a.m. Visitation was prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 am. Military honors were at Plum City Union Cemetery following the service. A luncheon was served immediately after at the Evangelical Free Church. Cremation Services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Linda Butler Posted October 1, 2022 10:22 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of our loved one. For Judy, Lonny, Mike, Catie and all the ones I don’t know. He was a great brother and I will miss our talks. Sending my love and prayers to all.

  • Brad Allen Posted October 10, 2022 1:05 pm

    Im very sorry to hear of his passing. I know he had struggled with illness and feel he can finally rest. I have great and fond memories of Uncle Butch. My deepest sympathies to family and to everyone who knew him.

  • Patricia Allen Posted October 11, 2022 11:49 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies to Aunt Judy and to my cousins Lonny, Mike, and Catie and their families. Uncle Butch will be greatly missed, but I know he is with Grandma and Pop now and having a good time in Heaven.

  • Dick & Marlene Zimmer Posted October 12, 2022 7:17 pm

    Judy, Our sympathy to you and your family. You two were such a wonderful addition and givers to our little community and were missed when you moved up north. Leonard worked so hard at the Food Pantry, on the Village Board, and I know as well in the Church. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  • Adda J Murphy and Sons Posted October 13, 2022 2:33 pm

    Deepest sympathy. Love to you Aunt Judy and to our cousins (and families).

  • Dale J. Posted October 14, 2022 8:29 am

    Rest in peace Leonard

  • Mary (Christy) and William Walker and family Posted October 23, 2022 8:10 pm

    Our sincerest condolences to Uncle Butch’s family, especially to Aunt Judy, Lonnie, Mike and Catie. May he rest in peace.

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