Leland Edward Regal, 85, of Marion, Iowa, died July 2, at the Veterans Community Living Center in Des Moines, from colon cancer.
Leland was born August 20, 1928, at home in McGregor, to Edward W. and Ruby M. (O’Brien) Regal; he was the oldest of three children. He grew up in McGregor, living for a time at Effigy Mounds State Park, while his father worked as a park manager. He attended the Marquette (Marquette, Iowa) Schools, graduating in 1946. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954, stationed mostly in Japan. While serving during the Korean War, he fell in love with photography. He was honorably discharged from service in 1954. In March 1958, he was united in marriage to Susan Rae Stanton-Taube, of Marion, at the United Methodist Church in Marion; and he and Susan were married 50 years until her death in 2008.