Leonard A. Spilde was the son of Anved and Hanna Spilde. Anved L. Spilde had come to the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community from Northwood, Iowa, and Hanna Larson had emigrated from Norway.
Leonard farmed with his father for several years, then served in the U.S. Army Air Force from January of 1942 to October of 1945.
Leonard Spilde and Myra Lengkeek were married in 1943 and, following his military service, they farmed in the Ypsilanti area.
Leonard was appointed postmaster in Ypsilanti in February of 1969, a position that he still held in 1982, when the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published. In 1982, Myra was employed at Farmers Union.
Leonard and Myra Spilde had three children.