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Samuel Dean Leedom

July 16, 2020

Obituary

It is with deepest sorrow we announce that Samuel Leedom, age 20 from Stillwater, Minnesota passed suddenly on Thursday July 16th, 2020. Sam will be missed everyday by his mother, Heidi Leedom (Bobby Bischoff); father, Christopher Leedom; brother, Jady Wright (25); sister, Michaela Leedom (13); grandparents, John (Jack) Terhaar, Susan Bischoff; and many other family and friends. We know Sam is now with grandmother, Brigitte Terhaar; great-grandmother, Yvette Terhaar; great-grandfather, John Terhaar; and many other relatives. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, target shooting, and hanging with friends as he was quite a social butterfly. Being with his family was also important to Sam. Sam’s jobs began at McDonalds and included PD Pappy’s, Carbones, and as of late, his monthly drill with the National Guard. SPC Leedom joined the Minnesota National Guard on 04/05/2017. He graduated from Stillwater High School in June of 2018 and went on to graduate from Fort Leonard Wood Missouri as a member of the Military Police Corp on 10/25/2018. He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minnesota. SPC Leedom was in the 3rd Platoon First Squad Roughnecks. “My beautiful son Sam has touched so many people in so many positive ways. Everyone that knew him says how much they loved his smile and that he was always smiling. He was polite and all around an amazing beautiful human being inside and out. I will miss you and love you for eternity.” –Mom- “That smile, I will forever and always be the way I remember you. You were my brother and my best friend. Nobody will ever fill the role you held in my life. You were such a loving, smart, giving, funny best friend and the list of traits could go on forever. You were everything I aspire to be some day. You will be missed by your incredible family and friends. I can’t wait to see you in the next life buddy.” -Jake Crowe- “My brother’s smile lit up any room that he entered. His laugh is seriously more contagious than Covid. He inspired me every day to do more than I’m already doing as he was such a motivated individual and his commitment to the guard, our country exemplified that.” -Austin Mueller- “I met Sam when we were around 12, but when we were 15-16 we became inseparable. He had a smile that could light up any room he was in. Nobody will ever forget my best friends smile.” -Benny Moffitt- Memorial service will be held July 31st, 2020 from 12-4 pm at Lakeside Park, Bayport, MN 55003 with Military Honors along with the Patriot Guard. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: https://thehallfamilyfoundation.org/veterans-honor/ (The Hall Family Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit) or The Hugo Yellow Ribbon Network, Hugo City Hall, 14669 Fitzgerald Ave, Hugo, MN 55038.

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