Joshua “Josh” David Leonard

Joshua “Josh” David Leonard
Date of Birth: January 19, 1996
Died on: July 30, 2018

Aberdeen, SD-Mass of Christian Burial for Joshua “Josh” David Leonard, 22, of Aberdeen will be 3:00 pm, Friday, August 3, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen.

Burial will be 10:00 am Monday, August 6, 2018 in Greenwood Cemetery at Mobridge, SD.

There will be visitation Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the funeral home with a liturgical wake and rosary at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Josh died Monday, July 30, 2018 in a motor vehicle accident near Bath, SD.

Joshua David Leonard, son of Thomas and Pamela (Zahn) Leonard was born January 19, 1996 at Aberdeen. He grew up in Aberdeen and attended Roncalli Catholic School through 7th grade and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School with the class of 2014.

Josh worked for DemKota Ranch Beef and had just began working for House of Glass in Aberdeen.

Josh enjoyed hunting and had a love for Ford trucks just like his Grandpa Zahn, who first taught him how to drive. He collected scrap metal and could always find the value in it and enjoyed working on engines, both large and small. He had a creative eye and even made a necklace with two Weed Eater pistons attached.

Grateful for having shared Josh’s life is his parents, Tom and Pam Leonard of Aberdeen; paternal grandparents, Richard and Loretta Leonard; Aunts and Uncles, William and Marie Leonard, Susan and Steve Schatz, Theresa and Steve Schneider, Cindy and Monty Miller, Patty and Guy Kraft, Gerald Leonard, Rick and Jackie Leonard, Troy and Cathy Zahn and Todd Zahn; numerous cousins and girlfriend, Abi Ruth Grenz.

Josh was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Douglas and Marilyn Zahn, uncle, Craig Zahn and cousin, Harley David Zahn.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Josh’s cousins.

Casketbearers will be Devon Smith, Brady Johnson, Landon Daschle, Joshua Lindquist, Joshua Moos, Dallas Naasz and Brody Johnson.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with the arrangements.


  1. Mary Leier says:

    Oh Pam and Tom, I am so incredibly sad for you. What a shock, words cannot express…thinking of you both. Hope to see you soon.

  2. Susan Stanec says:

    Send love prayers and hugs to you all
    Sincerly, Susan and Skip Stsnec

  3. Elizabeth Leier says:

    My warmest thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. Josh very clearly enjoyed life and I hope the memories of those moments give you strength and comfort. Sending my love, Beth

    • Pam & Tom Leonard says:

      Thank you everyone for thinking of us. Our hearts have a huge hole but we will remember all of the wonderful memories of being blessed to be his parents,

  4. Kevin and Cindy Johnson says:

    Our hearts ache for the loss of your precious son. Our hearts, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God be with you. Kevin and Cindy Johnson

  5. Jerry Maier says:

    Tom and Pam, Our thoughts and prayers are with during this very difficult time. Jerry and Sandy Maier

  6. Brad & Kris Orr says:

    Tom and Pam – Our prayers for you and your family as you move forward from the loss of a son. May God ease your pain and help you get through this time with the support and love of each other , your family members, and friends. Josh is in prayers.

  7. Riley Aman says:

    So truly very sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of need.

  8. Ryan Pederson says:

    Josh was a nice guy and I worked with him at the beef plant he was a very fun guy to hang around he gave me rides in that nice white ford pickup but josh I will miss being around you Rest In Peace buddy going to miss you you best friend

    Ryan Pederson

  9. Alvera & Tony Leier says:

    Our hearts are breaking for you . So sorry for your loss. Rest assured our prayers are with you as well as with your son, Josh.

  10. Michele Titus says:

    Tom and Pam, our deepest condolences to you on your loss of Josh. May our prayers be felt during this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you at any time. Love, hugs and prayers, Rod and Michele Titus and family

  11. David Kolb says:

    Tom and Pam so sorry to hear of your loss or thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time .May god be with you the Kolb’s Dave and Lori

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