David J. Lenards, age 75, of Gladstone, formerly of
Ensign, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, February 19, 2014, at the Lenards family home, in Ensign.
Dave was born August 15, 1938, in Kranzburg, South
Dakota, the son of John and Zinnia (Gertz) Lenards.
He was raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and was a 1956
graduate of the Rapid City High School. Dave was a
devoted, hardworking young man. At the age of
fourteen, he began working and supporting his brothers and
sisters and continued to do so for many years before having
a family of his own. He was an exceptional woodworker, a
talent that afforded him a scholarship following high school.
He served in the United States Army Reserves,
where he became a decorated marksmen. In 1966,
Dave was united in marriage to the former Virginia Mae
Robinson at St. Peter