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Leo W. Tighe

November 20, 1923 ~ March 20, 2020 (age 96)

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Mass of Christian Burial for Leo W. Tighe, 96, Madison, was held Monday, March 23, 2020 at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison.  Interment was in St. Leonard’s Catholic Cemetery.  Military honors were conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 35 and VFW Post 5763.  Resseguie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at his home in Madison.

Leo William was born November 20, 1923 in Humphrey, Nebraska to John “Jack” and Rose (Foltz) Tighe.  He grew up in Humphrey and graduated from Humphrey St. Francis High School.  Leo attended trade school in Kansas City, MO for Plumbing and Heating. 

On April 21, 1943, Leo enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II.  He was honorably discharged on March 12, 1946. 

On October 29, 1955, Leo married Bernadine Weiland at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison. 

He worked for Cengas Natural Gas Company (currently Black Hills Energy) for over 30 years.  Leo enjoyed fishing, playing baseball, watching sports and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadine, children Paula (Cy) Pinkelman of Madison, Tim (Mary) Tighe of Norfolk, Julie Tighe of Sioux Falls, SD, and Mary (Ken) Burden of Papillion, fourteen grandchildren Douglas (Lauren) Chadwick, Beth Chadwick, Lisa Chadwick, Sara (Luke) Stoltenberg, Ryan Chadwick (fiance` Morgan Stough) , Eric (Ashley Bruhn) Tighe, Chris (Linda) Tighe, Brian Tighe, Joe Tighe, Corey Tighe, Michael Burden, James Burden, Shawn Burden, and Lauren Burden, and eleven great grandchildren.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marian (Joe) Fischer, brother Gene (Arlene) Tighe, son-in-law Bob Chadwick, and grandson Michael Chadwick.

Memorials are suggested to St. Leonard’s Catholic Church.

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