Leland Felder Hortman, 95, passed away December 9, 2020 in American Fork, Utah. He was born November 24, 1925 on the family farm in Cotton Valley, Louisiana to Rufus and Lillie “Ola” Hortman. Leland served in the US Army from 1944 to the conclusion of WWII. It was in a fox hole at the height of the Battle of the Buldge where he made a covenant to his Heavenly Father to always do his will. He loved the gospel and Jesus Christ above all. He also loved his family more than anything and one of his famous quotes when asked how he was doing was, “I am give out, but I haven’t given up.”
He married Beulah “Odessa” Stanfield December 19, 1951 in Minden, Louisiana. After his wife past away on June 6, 1991. He met and later married Eulah May Kearns Johnson in Fort Worth, Texas. They lived together until her passing on September 3, 2014. Leland worked as a deputy sheriff for many years before retiring.
Leland loved his family, serving in the temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and working on genealogy. He faithfully served as an ordnance worker in the Dallas, Texas Temple for many years. He served in the Mount Timpanogos Temple for the past five years until health conditions prevented him from being able to continue his service. He served a Mission along with his wife Eulah in the South Carolina Mission. He was very passionate about his service in the temple and performed ordnances in the temple for over a hundred individuals a month.
He is survived by his children, Brad (Jo Ann) Hortman, Suzanne Coker, Bennett (Lorna) Hortman, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his Wife Beulah and second wife, Eulah, His parents and a sister Catherine Whitman.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM in American Fork 3rd Ward Chapel, 165 North 350 West, American Fork. A viewing will be held from 8:45-9:45 AM. Please see the SignUp Genius at andersonmortauary.com on Leland’s obit page to schedule a time to come. A zoom link will also be provide for those that cannot participate in person. Interment will be in the American Fork Cemetery.