In Memory of

Jack Leinbaugh

August 23, 1928 - April 22, 2011
Jack Allen Leinbaugh, the son of James B. and Carrie (Hansen) Leinbaugh was born August 23, 1928, in Moville, IA. His childhood years were spent in Holstein, IA where he attended grade school and graduated from Holstein High School. He then attended the University of Iowa for a short period of time before he enlisted in the Army. Jack served in Korea for two years before his honorable discharge. Following his service, Jack moved to Cherokee where he worked at the Creamery. He later sold Metropolitan Insurance, worked at Walnut Grove, and most recently he worked for Wilson Foods. On July 26, 1974, Jack was united in marriage to Marilyn Carlson in Cherokee. Following their marriage they remained in Cherokee. Jack was an original North Star Community Credit board member, original Cherokee Sports Booster, and Cherokee County Supervisor. In his free time, Jack enjoyed being a high school football referee, spending time in Mesa, AZ, golfing, playing his hand held solitaire game, and having coffee with his friends. He was known as a handyman and loved to fix things. Most of all, Jack enjoyed being around his family and friends especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On April 22, 2011, Jack passed away at the Holstein Good Samaritan Center at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Carrie Leinbaugh; two brothers, Wyman and Lyle Leinbaugh; and one stepson, Scott Carlson. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Leinbaugh of Cherokee, IA; children: Jane (Jeff) Peters of Yuma, AZ, James (Patty) Leinbaugh of Spirit Lake, IA, Julie (Bob) Dickey of Bradgate, IA, Jeanie Leinbaugh of Phoenix, AZ, Steve (Carol) Carlson of Needham, MA, Diane (Gary) Chu of Racine, WI, Janel (Mark) Boever of Worthington, MN, and John (Susan) Leinbaugh of Plano, TX; 26 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Martha Hartman of Mt. Horeb, WI and Larry Leinbaugh of Omaha, NE; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.
Pastor Ethan Sayler
HONORARY BEARERS Donald Campbell Harold Larson Don Radmaker Bill Bennett Dick Point Ken File Tom Dushinske Wayland Hicks
Visitation will begin at noon on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday night at Greenwood Funeral Home.
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow" "How Great Thou Art" "Lords Prayer" "Amazing Grace"
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, IA


Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“To my family in Cherokee, I just want you to know I am there with you in my heart and my prayers. Dad and Wyman, grandpa and grandma are taking care of Uncle Jack now. Heaven is just a brighter plach now. You know God called Jack home, we have to be happy for him! We can know he is with family who love him. But for us...we cry, we moarn, we pray! But we look up and say "Thank you God for letting us have Jack in our lives and part of our family" And I pray, Please Uncle Jack give my dad a hug from me and tell him I love him! I love you Uncle Jack and I send all my love to my family there today in Cherokee!”
- Leslie (Leinbaugh) Richmond
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“To all of the Leinbaugh children: My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. He was a school mate of Fred's and a good friend.
of your Dad. I am so sorry...”
- Shirley
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“M I have many fond memories of your Dad. I know that my brother Mike also really ejoyed your Dad and thought a lot of him. My thoughts are with all of you. Best wishes!”
- Mark J. Hultman
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathy at the lost of Jack, he was a wonderful man and friend”
- Jerry & Vicki Menke
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I remember him always being so friendly.”
- Dana (File) Kies
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