Leonard Lahr of Browning, Montana, passed away on January 5, 2023 in Kalispell, Montana
Wake will begin at 1:00 pm on Monday January 9,2023 at his home located at 1644 South Glacier Home Browning Montana, memorial service will be held Tuesday January 10 at 7:00pm at Four Winds Assemble of God Church with Pastor Joel Toppen
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Wednesday January 11th at Assembly of God Church and burial at St Michael cemetery with Pastor Bill Old Chief officiating. Arrangements are by Asper Funeral Home
Leonard was born in Browning to James C Lahr (Jim Storm) and Elizabeth Burdeau on November 27, 1955. He graduated from BHS in 1974 and was on the first championship cross country team that started BHS’s legacy, he went on to earn his AA degree as certified public accountant at Haskell Indian Junior college in Lawrence Kansas. He went on to earn his BA degree in business administration at the University of Montana. He worked all his life beginning at Buttery foods while in High school and Blackfeet Writing Company as a truck driver and shipping clerk before completing his education. After earning his CPA and BA degrees he returned to the Blackfeet Writing Company, ACA Colander Company and Lindy Pen Company to serve as their Accountant. He worked for Heart Butte School District for a short time and then moved on to Seattle Washington. In Seattle Washington he had a long career working for Airborne Express as one of their primary Accountants.
Leonard lived his life to the fullest he loved spending time with his family not only his immediate family but there are many whom he considered family, way too many to mention but they know who they are. He had many, many friends in various states who he kept in contact with over the years. Leonard loved to take day rides, sightseeing, visiting relatives, going to pow wows, going to casinos, driving through Glacier & Yellowstone National Park, gardening in his backyard he loved that the Backbone of the World was his backyard. His traveling companion was his mother, Liz Lahr. Leonard enjoyed reading, movies, and eating, he never turned down a meal and he would say especially if it’s free! Leonard had a special way about him he was stern, no nonsense, spoke his mind didn’t put up with disrespect, yet kindhearted, giving, compassionate and he always made you welcome when you entered his home. He knew all his nieces, nephews, greats included by name he will be missed every day.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, Jim Storm & Elizabeth Lahr; grandmother, Maude Lahr, whom he lived with since he was 9 years old until her passing; sister, Sandra Lahr Raya; and brother, Pete Lahr.
Leonard is survived by his sister, Muriel (Bill) Old Chief; brothers, Pryde (Rita) Lahr, Ronald (Wanda) Lahr, Kevin (Jewel) Lahr and Shawn saatapikstookii Lahr.