LeRoy Edward Kendall was born June 18, 1945, at Mitchell to Roland and Ruth (Phillips) Kendall. He grew up and attended school at Mitchell. He served in the US Army in Germany. On September 28, 1966, he married Sharon Baumgart at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Mitchell. He was employed by the City of Mitchell at the Water Treatment Plant. In 1968, he entered the US Navy and served 18 years. He served on the USS Forrestal, USS Mount Whitney, USS Sierra where he was named sailor of the year, USS Walworth County and the USS Yancey. He then returned to Mitchell and was employed by Hanson County until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon, two daughters, Rhonda Kay Abts and husband, Karl of Wichita Falls, TX, Michelle Kendall of Mitchell; three grandchildren: Johnathan Abts and wife, Natalie of Ft. Hood, TX, Brian Abts of Mitchell, Christopher Abts of Mitchell; one great-granddaughter, Karman Abts; four brothers and sisters: Stan Kendall and wife, Rita of Princeton, TX, LaRee Moir and husband, Larry of Mitchell, Richard Kendall of Wenatchee, WA and Debbie Pajek and husband, Larry of Prescott, AZ. He was preceded in death by two children, Anthony Lee Kendall and Gina May Kendall and an infant brother, Roland Kendall Jr.