Leo Mader, age 80, of New Prague, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  Leo was born January 16, 1936, in Union Hill, MN to John and Anna (Hauer) Mader.  Leo was a lifelong resident of the Union Hill/New Prague area and attended school at Union Hill.  He married Barbara M. Schommer on October 6, 1956 in Belle Plaine, MN .  He worked in trucking for a variety of companies and then started MN Valley Pumping in 1983, which he owned and operated with his sons.  He retired in 2001 and continued to enjoy gardening, fishing, and hunting with his dog, Blue.

Leo is survived by his children, Ken (Barb) Mader of Waterville, Kevin (Carol) Mader of New Prague, Patty Mader of Montgomery, David (Dawn) Mader of Kerrville, TX; brother, LeRoy (Barb) Mader of New Prague; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, on November 9, 2008; his parents; brother, Leonard Mader; sisters, Loretta David and Lorraine Peterka.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home with Deacon Bob Wagner officiating.  Visitation will take place 2 hours prior to service beginning at 9:00 AM.  Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery followed by lunch at the KC Hall in New Prague.