By the time I visited the Ingalls Homestead for the first time, the Penneys had already sold it and I never met Leonard or his wife Helen who died shortly after they sold the Homestead. There is a memorial sign up on the Homestead. I wanted to share this obituary. According to the obituary they started the Ingalls Homestead and sold it in 1997.
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