TISKILWA — James Leonard "Hessie" Denholm of Tiskilwa passed away of natural causes Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
He was born Feb. 11, 1919, to John James Denholm and Laura Anna Mathis Denholm at the Denholm Farm Homestead south of Andover, S.D. He attended elementary school in District 217-18 and graduated from Andover Public High School in 1938. Leonard enlisted in the South Dakota National Guard from 1934 to 1939. On Aug. 25, 1939, he married Ellen Emma Brown in Sisseton, S.D. The wedding dance was held in Eden, S.D. This union of marriage continued for 27 years.
He farmed from 1945 to 1981 in the Andover, Webster and Waubay area. Leonard served on the school boards in Scotland and Racine Townships, the Day County ASC committee, the Farmers Union Oil Co-op Board of Directors, was county chairman of the Day County Farmers Union for several years, secretary of the Third
District Farmers Union for several years and was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in San Francisco, Calif., in 1984. In 1988 he was elected South Dakota Delegate to the Electoral College in Washington, D.C.
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