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Charles Leonard Croyle

Charles Leonard Croyle

Leonard Croyle, 95, Mitchell, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be Monday, March 3, 2014, 10:00 AM, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8PM Sunday evening at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Charles Leonard Croyle was born December 30, 1918 to Charles Frederick and Esther Emily (St. John) Croyle in Laramie, WY. He attended grade school in Pueblo, CO. Later the family moved to Atascadero, CA, where he attended high school. The family next moved to Harrison, ID, where he graduated from high school in 1936.

He received his bachelors degree in 1942 from the Immanuel Missionary Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO. There he met Ethel Virginia Graves and they were married June 8, 1945.

Leonard sold real estate in Colorado Springs, CO; he and Virginia also owned several businesses. In 1971, the family moved to Mitchell, NE. In 1975, the family moved to Mitchell, SD so that the children could attend Faith Bible School. He attended the Faith Missionary Church. In his "retirement" years, he helped with the maintenance work at Faith Bible School.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; daughter, JoAnn (Dan) Tapio; brothers, Lawrence and Don; sister, Winifred Farmer; and great-grandson, Justin Carvo. He is survived by daughters, Beverly (Quent) Keaveny of Rainier, WA; Elizabeth (Jared) Graf of Maple City, MI; Cheryl (Ray) Rothfuss of Mitchell, SD; Ginny (Jeff) Hooker of Emery, TX; son Charles (Lisa) Croyle of Granger, IA; sister, Josephine Wickwire of Newport, WA; and brother, Homer Croyle of Spokane, WA; as well as 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials may be sent to the Faith Bible School Scholarship Fund at:

Faith Bible School

1009 E. 6th Ave.

Mitchell, SD 57301