In Touch with Prairie Living, August 2023
By Michael M. Miller
Father Leonard Eckroth, a dear friend and colleague, celebrated 65 years as a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck. Growing up in Mandan, he came from a large family of 10 siblings. Two of his sisters and one brother entered religious life. Young Leonard attended high school and two years of college at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, from 1947 to 1952.