Leslie LeRoy Harvey Leohr
He was born on October 19, 1927 in Beaman, IA the son of Roy E. and Gertie M. (Bockes) Leohr. He attended school in Grundy Center, IA and was a 1946 graduate of Grundy Center High School. On September 22, 1950 he married Nettie C. Anselme at the Gifford Congressional Church in Gifford, IA. He joined the U.S. Army on December 11, 1950 and served proudly as an Executive Chef during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Army in 1952, he and Nettie moved back to the Grundy Center area. In 1956 they purchased a farm in rural Quasqueton, IA where they lived and farmed for many years. He also worked for the Mental Health Institute in Independence, IA as the Food Service Supervisor. He was an active member of the Quasqueton Union Church and served as a deacon there for many years.
He is survived by his children; Rosemary J. McCombs, Jesup, IA, Theresa L. Leohr, Independence, IA, and Charles L. (Heidi) Leohr, Waverly, IA; seven grandchildren, Brandy (Brad) Schultz, Independence, IA, Bryan (Dana) McCombs, Dysart, IA, Pat (Lynette) Hoover, Troy Mills, IA, Michelle Hoover, Troy Mills, IA, Ashley (Callan) Lindsay, Masonville, IA, Jason (Molly) Hocken, Independence, IA, and Emma Leohr, Waverly, IA; 17 great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, DeWayne (Robin Kress) Hoover, Walker, IA, and two nephews, Myron and Darrell Bumsted.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Gertie Leohr, his wife Nettie C. Leohr, a daughter Virginia A. Hoover, and a sister, Dorothy Bumsted.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Quasqueton Union Church in Quasqueton, IA, with Rev. Kevin Jennings officiating. Burial was at the Quasqueton Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 PM on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center - Funeral Home in Independence, IA.
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