Leonard E. Liddle

leonard liddle
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.

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  1. To the Liddle family so sorry for your loss Leonard will be missed by many and will be remember by all. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Leonard was one of a kind. I always loved his giggle, it was like he was bubbling over with the biggest secret. May the fondest of memories bring you the greatest peace. ~Karla

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. My our Lord’s love enfold and comfort you.

  4. Pete and Dixie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts at this difficult time. We will be thinking of you as you face the days ahead.

  5. Pete, Dixie & Family,
    You have our deepest sympathies. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Al, Nikki, Ethan, Emma, & Elaina Rosonke

  6. Pete, Dixie & family, we are so sorry and want to extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family in this time of sadness. May God grant you comfort and strength to endure the loss of your dad, grandfather & great-grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  7. To Leonard’s family-My sincere sympathy to all of you. May your happy memories bring you peace and healing. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Dixie – I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Ann

  9. Dixie, Peter & family sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Dixie,Peter & family
    So sorry to here about your Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great man. Lots of memories. Call if you need anything Dixie.
    Lots of love Susan and Mark

  11. Dixie and Peter, Sorry that you lost your father, my sympathy to you and all of Leonard’s family. Sincerely,Lucille

  12. Dixie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember mom going to your parents to get dill. Keep all your memories, as they now will mean so much.

  13. Dixie and family,
    So sorry to here bout your dad it is hard just take it one day at a time.
    sheryle deutsch and family
    lorraine gebert
    todd gebert and family
    kenny gebert and family
    lee gebert and faymily

  14. Dixie and Pete and family,
    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandpa. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tom and Irene

  15. I am so very sorry for the loss of such a special individual. He was like a member of our family. I remember him at our birthday parties, graduations, and I was even fortunate enough to have him at my wedding. He was an incredible friend to Dad, and my whole entire family. I always remember looking forward to going and picking out a new cologne for him every year for Christmas. He always seemed to get a kick out of that, and always liked to be smelling “studly” 🙂 Leonard will definitely be missed by the Nelson family.

  16. Bob and I were sorry to hear of the death of Leonard. Leonard was a very kind person. Bob used to pick Leonard up for bingo at McDonald’s and always enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with him. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family. You are all in our prayers.

  17. Dixie and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May god keep you strong during your next few days.

  18. Owen was my uncle. I only met him three times but had great memories of him and Arlene and their family. I am sorry to hear of his passing

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