Leonard E. Liddle
June 25, 1923 ~ June 30, 2011
Leonard E. Liddle, age 88, of New Hampton, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton. Leonard Eugene Liddle was born on June 25, 1923 to Guy and Dorothy (Brader) Liddle in Horton, IA. He attended rural school in Horton. Leonard worked at the Nashua DX Station and was a farm hand for several area farmers. Leonard was united in marriage to Arlene Lohmann on November 28, 1948. After their marriage the couple moved to New Hampton where they farmed. In 1957, Leonard and Arlene purchased their farm north of New Hampton and in 1985 he purchased an acreage north of New Hampton where he has lived ever since. Leonard enjoyed recycling metals and picking up cans, gardening and selling his produce at the farmer’s market, socializing at farm sales and cutting wood. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, National Farmers Organization, Farm Bureau and a blood donor. Leonard is survived by his children Duane (Peggy Drewelow) Liddle of Waverly, IA, Dale (Judy) Liddle of Fredericksburg, IA, Dixie (Peter) Zeien and David (Micky) Liddle, both of New Hampton; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother Laurence Liddle of Plainfield, IA; two sisters-in-law Ellen Liddle of New Hampton and Elnora Vohsmann of Waverly; one brother-in-law Lavern (LaVonne) Lohmann of Independence, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Arlene in 1995; one grandson Michael Zeien; his brothers and sisters-in-law Paul (LuElla) Liddle and Owen (Ortha) Liddle; brother Wendal Liddle; sister-in-law Liz Liddle and brother-in-law Ted Vohsmann. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Leonard's family. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Service: Funeral services for Leonard will be 10:30am on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey officiating.