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Leonard (Lanny) Stensaas of Lander

Submitted by rebecca on November 4, 2013 – 11:13 amOne Comment

Leonard (Lanny) E. Stensaas, Jr., 78 of Lander, Wyoming, died Friday, November 1, 2013 peacefully at home with family by his side.
He was born June 26, 1935 in Limon, Colorado to Leonard E. Stensaas, Sr. and Charlotte Jane Willson. Leonard was a graduate of Rock Springs High School and the University of Wyoming. He served during the Korean Conflict in Germany in the Army Security Agency.

He married Norma Jean Sinesio, in August of 1959. Later they divorced.
Leonard was a man with many varied interests. He spent time as an industrial arts educator, part owner of Rock Springs Monument Company with family, he also owned Evanston Aviation and a photography business until moving to Lander, Wyoming in the late 1980′s. He then was the Safety Officer at the Wyoming State Training School until his retirement. He also became an EMT and thoroughly enjoyed that for thirteen years. While working as an EMT he invented and owned The Ultimate Hot Pack Company and grew that business for many years.
Leonard’s interests were as varied as his jobs. He was a city councilman in Rock Springs for eight years, after moving to Lander he was involved with the International Stage Stop Sled Dog Race for many years. He was an avid snowmobiler and belonged to the Lander Snowmobile Club. He loved drawing on napkins, welding, camping, and spending time in the outdoors and his family.
He is survived by his wife Marty of Lander, Wyoming. Daughters, Lorna Bath and husband John of Rock Springs, Amy Magagna of Santa Clara, California, and son Erik and wife Kristy of Brandon, Mississippi. Step-daughter Jan Sears and husband Scott of Casper, Wyoming. Grandchildren – Erika Magagna, Zach Bath, Brayden and Emma Stensaas, Josh White and Ryan Minor, Chad White and Jake Sears. One brother; Joe and wife Terry of Big Timber, Mt. One sister; Debra Kinniburgh and husband Scott of Saratoga, Wyoming. Brother in-law Dennis Miller of Lander, Wyoming. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Charlotte Stensaas, and Marge Stensaas.
A visitation has been arranged on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson’s Funeral Home, Lander Wyoming. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Lander.
Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonsfuneralhome.com. -

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Comment by Tim Baber
2013-11-05 15:37:28

There are several websites believe it or not for ex ASA guys who served all over the world. In 2002 for an article in the A-Z archive of msbnews.co.uk under “Alice in Wonderland” there are four articles by me, an outsider, speculating on ASA’s heritage and legacy in another area. Try http://www.oldspooksandspies.org to see if Germany from the Korean war is covered, if not try the webmaster for others.Even though it was all more secret than the CIA was later, ( and certainly post Snowden, now) as ex ASA’ guys retire from usually good safe careers sometimes they slip out an unusual fact. Mostly it is about the lack of comfort and R andR in their postings. And there was a combat branch as well that is super secret so keep all his momentous for the future. To give you an idea google Will Filer an ex NSA man (The ASA sort of was a string that formed with others the NSA now in the news so much) with NSA and Psyops. This is my speciality, and I was looking for any clues when Leonard popped up on google search for the ASA. Sometimes particular characters or incidents were worked into modern plays as a sort of tribute and reminder not just for secret purposes but to honour the man. My name is Tim Baber. In the comedy film Johnny English Reborn the idiot hero is given and fights against a drug they call Timoxylene Barbabutanol. I rest my case, other than to say keep looking out for films old and even new that hint at this world, where secret shadow warriors get their credit not surprisingly in a hidden way. A bit like seeing a loved departed one in the trees and flowers. Well, that is the
nicer side of influencing those of us who are still open to wonder and perhaps some yearning for the truth in a world that has to use secrecy even still.

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