Funeral services will be held Thursday July 1, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Dr. Delmar Carlson officiating, and burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery, rural Meriden. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Leo was born April 23, 1935 in Mobridge, S.D., the son of Leo C. Alquist Sr. and Pearl Meyer Alquist. He was married to Linda Telford on Dec. 26, 1961 in Seattle, Wash. He worked as a farmer and rancher before moving from Cleghorn to Mountain Home in 1998.
Leo was a peacetime U.S. Army veteran, and served as township clerk, a 4-H leader, and member of the school board in South Shore, S.D. He also drove school bus for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn school district.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Linda of Mountain Home; one son, Jerry (Kelli) Alquist of Dolph, Ark.; two daughters, Julie Kay (Mark) Berg of Lino Lakes, Minn.; and Desiree (Scoot) Hicks of Flippin, Ark.; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one brother, Dennis (Lois) Alquist of Meriden.