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Jerry Leaneagh 1932 - 2012
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August 31, 2013
I, too, had no idea that Jerry was gone! His infectious laugh will be missed!
January 08, 2013
I had no idea Jerry had passed away until a friend from Algona told me this week. So sorry to hear - although it sounds like he went out on solid ground, with a great relationship and friends to keep up the memories. I met Jerry in Algona what seems like a hundred years ago, and ran into him on occasion in Denver throughout the years, but had not seen him for a very long time. His smile could always brighten up a room! Jerry will be remembered fondly by those that knew him.
December 11, 2012
Jerry will be missed and by many...Such a good man...I have appreciated knowing him through the past few years...A true gentlemen.
November 29, 2012
I just realized that our put our wedding date in the Church as 6/3/12 when it was actually 6/3/06. I am heartbroken that he is gone but I find I am sifting through lots of memories that will be with me forever. I love you, Jerry Leaneagh
November 29, 2012
I will always remember Jerry for his smile and positive, caring attitude. When I first heard of his passing, I was so in shock. As I started to recover (which I am still trying to do), I thought to myself, "Jerry never met a Starbucks he didn't like"...
RIP Jerry Leaneagh
Judy Tummino, sister-in-law
November 28, 2012
JERRY AND JOY LEANEAGH: A LOVE STORY
Jerry and I met on the internet. When we saw each other in Gemini Restaurant on January 10, 2006, it was love at first sight and five hours later, we knew we would be together forever. We asked about getting our Marriage License at the DMV and when we learned it would only be valid 3 days, we got married that day April 25, 2006 amidst cheers from the people there. We picked our wedding rings with Jerry's having blue stones with 2 diamonds and mine having red stones with 2 diamonds. We officially tied the knot at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Lakewood, CO on June 3, 2012. As Soul Mates, Jerry and I began a joyous marriage that lasted almost 7 years when on November 17, 2012, Jerry suffered a massive heart attack. During our idolic 7 years, we rode 5000 miles on our motorcycles, traveled to Hawaii, California, South Dakota, Iowa, Virginia, Maryland, Arizona and Pourto Viarta among other places. When we walked into restaurants we were an inspiration to all. We always held hands everywhere we went - even the grocery store. In 2007 we bought a home in Brighton, CO and joined First Presbyterian Church of Brighton. We have a marvelous Church family there. On November 10, 2012, friends and family surprised Jerry with a party on his 80th birthday. On Sunday, November 11, Jerry excitedly declared in Church that his daughter and his all-time-favorite wife, Joy surprised him with a party and he announced that he had 3 friends with him. He then said that he was 80 years old and he had never been happier in his whole life! It was a match made in Heaven. It took me a long time to find Jerry Leaneagh and I am happy I had him in my life for 7 Happy Years. RIP, My Jerry!!!!
November 27, 2012
What a light in the world, when Jerry smiled the whole room lit up. He was a mentor and an inspiration for me, as he was for so many he came in contact with. He lived his life with such joy and passion, an example for us all. My heart goes out to you,he will be watching over you.
November 27, 2012
Grief can be so hard during the holidays,but our special memories help us cope.Remembering you and your loved ones this holiday season.always Dolores from Prime Self Storage
November 27, 2012
we are so sorry to hear about your dad you have are sympathy dennis judy
November 26, 2012
Uncle Jerry was a legend, he lived an epic life, and was a master storyteller...this inconsolable loss is truly the end of an era...We'll miss and love Jerry forever...
November 26, 2012
Jerry was a kool dude. Glad to have been able to know him. Rest well.....
November 25, 2012
November 24, 2012
Jerry was truly one of a kind man. In 1971 he sponsored me into Iowa YPO a new chapter at that time. Then later one day he came into my office which at that time was new and state of the art. Jerry looked around and said,,,nice but not as good as the one I am going to build in Algona. Then he started to do the famous Jerry Leaneagh grin and said you will be happy about it however because you are going to build it for me. We had fun doing his last new office in Algona. Another of many recalls I have is one day Jerry called me and said Go to Waterloo and pick up a new airplane I have just bought. I replied that I had never flown one of the particular multi engine planes it was. He laughed and said don't worry, the operating manual is in the glove box. That was the way Jerry lived and how he thought. I then flew the new Beechcraft home to Algona while he sped off in his new Jensen sports car. Quite the guy. Those of us fortunate enough to have known Jerry will always hold him in highest regard and esteem. He truly was a man's man.

Don Tietz, Algona, Iowa
November 24, 2012
Jerry was one of a kind. This warm heart touched a lot of people. Having worked for him at the Directory and then, moving out to Colorado with the gang, we all became quite close. I will never forget that smile and always a positive word. Quite the influence on all of us who knew him. Peace be to you, Jerry.
November 24, 2012
Jerry Leanaegh, a mentor, a leader, and a mantra to "experience life." Jerry had a major positive impact on my life. I met him in 1973 during an audit of Directory Service Company in Algona, Iowa. We had dinner together and our friendship began. Many of my fondest memories involve events with Jerry. Through life one has many acquaintances, a number of friends and only a handful of true friends, I count Jerry in my handful of true friends. He will be thought of often and remembered fondly. To all reading this, go out and purchase a bottle of "Tuaca" his favorite drink, enjoy it and know that Jerry would be smiling.
What a great tribute to Jerry that about 50 of his friends showed up for his 80th birthday party. Those attending will have yet another memory of him to cherish. Good bye Jerry, rest easy, thanks for your conntribution to my life and to mankind. In loving memory, Kevin E. Steere, Kooskia, Idaho
November 24, 2012
Jerry was truly one of a kind man. In 1971 he sponsored me into Iowa YPO a new chapter at that time. Then later one day he came into my office which at that time was new and state of the art. Jerry looked around and said,,,nice but not as good as the one I am going to build in Algona. Then he started to do the famous Jerry Leaneagh grin and said you will be happy about it however because you are going to build it for me. We had fun doing his last new office in Algona. Another of many recalls I have is one day Jerry called me and said Go to Waterloo and pick up a new airplane I have just bought. I replied that I had never flown one of the particular multi engine planes it was. He laughed and said don't worry, the operating manual is in the glove box. That was the way Jerry lived and how he thought. I then flew the new Beechcraft home to Algona while he sped off in his new Jensen sports car. Quite the guy. Those of us fortunate enough to have known Jerry will always hold him in highest regard and esteem. He truly was a man's man.
November 24, 2012
I did not know Jerry very well but I know what an amazing daughter and grandson there is in the world becasue of him. Elizabeth and Ryan would not be here if it had not been for him. I am sure he will be very missed. I send the entire family love and prayers.
November 24, 2012
Our sad, but warm-hearted, thoughts go out to Jerry Leaneagh's family. Jerry let Char and I hold our wedding in a meadow on his homeplace in Burt, IA, June 2, 1972. We have fond memories of Al and "his" cabin there, but also of the warm, "always open" home Jerry made there as well. Our sincere condolences to David, Joan, J.D. and Beth Ann. Bless you Jerry, and be at Peace!
November 24, 2012
All of my memories of Uncle Jerry begin with his enormous and warm smile. He was a good man, and he was loved.
November 23, 2012
Jerry was my mentor as a young man and helped me to get started in politics as a state representative back in 1972 in Algona. He was always generous and never asked for anything in return. I admired him greatly. He was a visionary in many things and many ways. The world is greater that he was here, and is less with his passage. My wife Vicky and I share in your sorrow.
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