Leo A. Kuehn

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Leo Andrew Kuehn passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson’s Sunday, December 8, 2013, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Leo was born July 6, 1923, on the Kuehn family farm near North Washington, Iowa. He was the youngest son of Ambros and Clara (Zubrod) Kuehn. He received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Washington. On September 21, 1948, he married Pat Lentz at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. Pat and Leo owned and worked the century family farm near North Washington until they retired in 1992 and moved to New Hampton, Iowa. Over the years Leo served on the Chickasaw County Pork Producers Board, was an officer in the Farm Bureau, a member of the Cattleman’s Association, was on the FHA board, was a parish council member of Immaculate Conception church, a member of the Holy Name Society, was a North Washington Volunteer Fireman for many years, and enjoyed being involved in many church and community activities. Leo and Pat especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as playing cards, going to dances, and traveling throughout the U.S. and other countries. Leo is survived by Pat, his wife of 65 years of New Hampton, eight children: Wanda (Don) Sanderson of Altoona, Paula (Dwight) Boyum of Rochester, MN, Ellen Price (Dave Lowe) of Ames, Glen (Ruth) and Gene (Nancy) of New Hampton, Margie (Kevin) Reicks of Forest City, John (Ronda), and Tim of New Hampton; 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and sisters Rita Kobliska of Alta Vista, IA and Florine Boehmer of Mason City, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Clarence and Cletus.

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  1. Pat and Family,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Leo was a wonderful man, and he will be missed by all.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Dawn Kuehn-Linde and Family

  2. To the Kuehn Family….
    We were sad to learn of Leo’s passing. He was a great neighbor and had sound advice to offer anytime someone needed some direction. I espically enjoyed our visits in the spring and fall when we were working in fields next to each other. He always had time for a good visit. He was pround of his family and all that each of you have accomplished. May he rest in the Lord’s peace and grace.

    Roger & Brenda Ries

  3. Dear Pat & family—
    I was saddened to hear of Leo’s death. Leo & I had a special bond being “birthday buddies”.
    He was always supportive to me throughout my life.
    I will miss him.
    With my deepest sympathy & love— Tudy(Zeien) Kaune

  4. Dear Pat and family, Our sympathy and sending prayers and love to all. Leo sure was a great guy. He is at rest with our God.

  5. I remember all the summers Tracy and I would come visit for a week during the summer on the farm or in town, along with the other cousins. We looked forward to those visits without the parents every year. One year Grandma and Grandpa surprised us by taking us grandkids who were visiting to Adventureland and on the way home Grandpa was pulled over for speeding and the cop took one look at the car full of kids, said he understood and sympathized with him and let him go with a verbal warning. I loved all the time we got to spend together and am grateful for all the years I was able to know him. We love you Kayla, Ryan, and Evey

  6. Margie and family: Our sympathy to all of you, with prayers offered for the repose of your Father’s soul. May he rest in peace. Amen.

  7. My heart goes out to you Pat and to all of your family. Leo was such a kind and gentle man. He reminded me so much of my husband. We know that he is now free of pain and is in his beautiful home in heaven. May our loving God be with you and give you peace.

  8. Our sympathy to all of you. Leo was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. We have lit a candle in memory of Leo.

  9. Pat & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the love of Leo. He was
    quiet and kind man and will be missed by many. Keep the special memories in
    your hearts forever. May he now rest in peace in his eternal Kingdom.

  10. Pat & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your special loved one. Leo was such a kind and thoughtful man. You both added a lot of joy to our Mercy Silver Advantage bus trips! May the special memories you shared live on in your hearts forever.

  11. Pat and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss seeing Leo every year at the Cowboy Poetry and Western Music event. He was so loved by everyone that knew him.
    Gerry and Marilee Mishak

  12. Pat and family: Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Leo was a kind and gentle man and will be missed by all of us. We have lit a candle in memory of Leo.

  13. John Rhonda & family, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Don & Deb Morrison

  14. My sympathy to the family of Leo Kuehn. My dad (George Zeien) had lots of stories to tell about his childhood years when he and Leo were schoolmates and friends, and some of the escapades they got into. Leo was a mainstay of the North Washington community and he will be missed. He was always so friendly and great to visit with. Linda (Zeien) Schmickle

  15. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  16. To the family of Leo Kuehn
    We send our heartfelt sympathy from Les and Velda Leisinger
    The stormy wintry weather will keep us from traveling. We are sending a card in the mail.
    God be with all of you until we see you later

  17. It was our pleasure to have meet and gotten to know Leo. He will be missed. We wish to extend our condolence to the Kuehn family.

  18. My sympathy to you all in your loss. I have fond memories of the your family from growing up in the North Washington community. Phyllis (Zeien) Kombol

  19. Our sincere sympathy to the entire Kuehn family on the loss of such a fine, kind and gentle man. It has been a great joy to have him as our neighbor, we will miss him.
    Doug and Susie Hauge

  20. Pat and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Leo was a quiet and very caring man. His kindness was extended to many. He was a great supporter for church, community and school events. A fine example that one takes notice. Cherish the memories.
    Tom and Irene Frantzen and James

  21. Mary Arp
    I am so sorry for your families loss. I am happy that I met Leo last spring. He was so kind. May you find peace in your memories.

  22. My sympathy Pat to you and your family. I have so many good memories growing up in North Washington. Leo was always so kind and sweet. He will be missed.

  23. To the Kuehn family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember the good times and keep the memories alive as you all continue to tell stories of all the years you had with him. Godspeed!

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