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Gladys T. Leonard

May 18, 1926 - Dec 17, 2019


Gladys T. Leonard, 93, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully while under hospice care at St. Nicholas Hospital on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Gladys was born on May 18, 1926 in Sheboygan to the late Anton and Anna (Horn) Tyrolt. Gladys graduated from Sheboygan Central High School. She worked at Chicago and North Western Railroad where she met her husband Henry. They were united in marriage on June 15, 1946. Gladys later worked at Polar Ware and the C. Reiss Coal Company where she retired from in 1987. Gladys loved doing embroidery work and cross stitching and she made many afghans over the years that were given to family and friends. She was an avid Brewers and Packers fan and enjoyed watching golf. For the last few years while at Countryside Manor, she played bingo and cards with her ladies’ group and completed many craft projects. Gladys was a proud member of St. Paul’s UCC in Sheboygan, the Women’s Guild and Quilting Group. She will be remembered as the person who always wanted to have fun, especially with her family and special companion Lambeau.
Gladys is survived by her two sons, Chester (Ruth) Leonard and Keith Leonard (Carrie Crawford); grandchildren, Jason (Jen) Leonard and Jamie (Cheryl) Leonard; great-grandchildren, Sam, Rylee and Reese Leonard; step great-grandchild Rachel (Andy) Reader.
She is preceded in death by husband Henry, three brothers and three sisters.
A funeral service will be held in honor of Gladys at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan with Rev. Jeremy Hylen officiating. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Sheboygan County or St. Paul’s UCC in Sheboygan in Gladys’ name. Condolences may be expressed online at
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the caregivers at Countryside Manor and the nursing and hospice staff on the 4th floor of St. Nicholas Hospital for their care of Gladys.


Date: Saturday Dec 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Dec 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Dawn Henry

Glady was such a great person to be around. She was always very out going, she would always go up to new residents that would move in and get to know them and make them feel more at ease. I absolutely loved talking to her, she always had something to say about just about everything. Gladly was one of my favorite residents. On a couple of occasions when I was getting her ready for bed she always would put Vic’s in her nose and Vaseline on her lips and wanted it to be massaged onto her feet. On some occasions we would be to talking and not paying attention and she accidentally put Vaseline in her nose thinking it was Vic’s so every time I get her ready for bed, I kept reminding her Vaseline on lips and she and I would laugh. I absolutely love Glady she will be missed by so many people especially those she sat with at the table, other residents that played cards every day. She will be missed when looking at the end of the table playing bingo, when doing crafts. I’m so so sorry for the loss of Glady. She was one of a kind. Walking into Countryside will be missing a real Gem

Jean and Dick Felker

We are sorry to read about Gladys. She was always fun. Our sympathies to your family. We were sorry we are out of town and could not pay our respects in person. Our prayers are with you, Jean and Dick Felker