LeRoy Henry Sayler was born Monday, December 28, 1936 to Theodore and Leontina (Mehlhaf) Sayler in rural Scotland, SD. He grew up his whole life in rural Scotland. He was baptized (1937) and confirmed (1951) in the Christian faith at Salem Reformed Church in Menno, South Dakota. He attended Odessa rural school through the eighth grade. He then went on to attend Scotland High School for one and a half years before working fulltime on the family farm. In 1961 he signed up for the National Guard. As he returned home to the farm, he encountered a serious farm accident in July 1964.
May 25, 1972 he was united in marriage to Marjorie Boschker at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield, South Dakota. They were blessed with three children Lee, Mary and Ann. They lived their entire life on the farm until December 2010 when they moved into Scotland.
LeRoy enjoyed farming and the cattle business his whole life. Besides farming, LeRoy also remained busy in the community. He served on the Scotland School Board, Scotland Coop Board, Scotland Development Corporation and the Bon Homme Cattlemen’s Association. LeRoy always enjoyed time playing the game of Pinochle with friends.
He was a member of the Scotland Community Church formerly known as the United Church of Christ and served many offices throughout the years.
Despite losing his eyesight in the last year he continued to enjoy spending time with his family, including every event of his grandchildren, going for drives with his beloved wife, visiting with friends about the farming and cattle business. He always anticipated that first ripe tomato from their garden.
LeRoy Henry Sayler, 83 of Scotland passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He passed away exactly 24 years to the day of his father.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie of Scotland, SD; son Lee (Angie Kreber) Sayler and their children Audrey, Landon and Logan; daughters Mary (Jeff) DeBoer and their children Alexis, Micah and Martina; Ann (Brent) Rames and their children Blake, Amanda, Autumn and Emmarie of Menno, SD; sister Lorraine (Edwin) Kaul of Tea, SD; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Leontina Sayer, brother and sister-in-law Harlen and Elaine Sayler; father and mother-in-law John and Martha Boschker; brothers-in-law Arnold and Marvin Boschker and sister-in-law Arlene Boschker.