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Obituary: Leland Garn Stillman

1921 ~ 2004

Leland Garn Stillman, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and friend passed away on October 27, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 83 years of age.

He was born May 16, 1921, in Salt Lake City, UT to Joseph Julian Stillman and Emma Osguthorpe Stillman. He married Neva Gene Lemmon on May 4, 1945. Together they celebrated 58 years of marriage. Neva preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 2003.

Leland served as a paratrooper with D Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) in World War II and fought in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded twice in action in France and Belgium. He was decorated with a Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist's Badge, Distinguished Unit Badge with one Bronze Cluster, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster (signifying second award), European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with Three Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Leland was an employee of Mountain Fuel Supply Company for 30 years as well as operating a television repair business for many years. He received so much enjoyment from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and supported them in their many endeavors. He was an avid fisherman for many years and enjoyed traveling with numerous friends.

He is survived by daughters Candie (Tom) Angelos, Denise (Dan) Richins; grandchildren Staci (Paul) Bernhisel, Tommy and Zack Angelos, Amy (Brian) Oliver and Danica (Brian) Brooks; great-grandchildren Alexis, Madison and Tyler Bernhisel, Colby and Caden Angelos, and soon to be born baby boy Oliver. Leland is also survived by his sister Lilian and brothers Sterling and Clifton. He was preceded in death by his wife Neva, parents, brothers Milton and Darwin, and sisters Margaret and Gwendolyn.

The family would like to thank the staff of the VA Hospital for all of their efforts in trying to restore Leland's health. Also, our heartfelt appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and aids at the Residence of CareSource Hospice for their loving and compassionate care for Leland and his family. They filled his final days with peace and dignity and for that the family will be forever grateful.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 1, 2004, at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 S. Friends may call Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr.