Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Wisconsin Rapids, with Pastor Tom Peterson of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Stevens Point officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, until the service.
A memorial fund has been set up to aid in a local program established to take handicapped and disabled hunting, namely disabled or critically ill youth and veterans because he had some physical mobility limitations since birth and loved the outdoors. This memorial will support the USSA (The United Special Sportsmen Alliance).
Condolences may be offered online at taylorfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Leder was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Mayville, a son of the late Albert and Selma (Fuehrman) Leder. As a child, he and his family moved to Nekoosa and later to Wisconsin Rapids. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, where he won the doubles championship in tennis in his senior year in the Wisconsin Valley doubles event.
He was married to Nila Scheunemann March 4, 1944, in Wisconsin Rapids.
He spent a 41-year career at Consolidated Papers, with the bulk of those years at the Kraft Division.
He lived in Wisconsin Rapids until moving north to Arbor Vitae after his retirement. In 2003 he moved back to central Wisconsin to be near his family.
For many years he and his wife spent winter months in various parts of the South.
Survivors include his wife, one son, Peter (Linda), Junction City; one sister, Mildred (David) Etheridge, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Wendy (Paul) Schlaefer, Wisconsin Rapids, Chad (Katy) Leder, Appleton, and Dustin (Alina) Leder, Appleton; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Schmidt.