Leonard B. Wulfekuhle (1923 - 2016)

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INDEPENDENCE– Leonard B. Wulfekuhle, 92, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at his home in Independence.
Leonard was born on Sept. 23, 1923 near Earlville, Iowa the son of William H. and Kathryn M. (Knipper) Wulfekuhle. He attended the Earlville Schools then farmed with his father. On Feb. 6, 1945 he was married to Vera A. Ronnebaum in St. Mark's Catholic Church, Edgewood, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Greeley, and Lamont, Iowa area prior to moving to Independence in 1976 where Leonard worked for Roy's Feed & Seed, Triangle Plastics and Greenley Lumber Company prior to his retirement.
He was a devout husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. Leonard always enjoyed a good joke and going to casino's.
He is survived by three children: Jerry (Stacy) Wulfekuhle, Plantation, Fla., Don (Judy) Wulfekuhle, Independence, and Marcia Wulfekuhle, Waterloo, Iowa; two grandchildren: Tanya (Jason) Jones, West Des Moines, Iowa, and Jason (Julie) Wulfekuhle, Grimes, Iowa; four great grandchildren: Carter, Claire, Claudia, and Jackson; and two step-grandchildren.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vera on Nov. 5, 2015 and five brothers: Lawrence, Arnold, Harold, Floyd, and Wilbur Wulfekuhle; and sister, Arleene Ronnebaum.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3 at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Burial in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, and from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, where a parish vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
To leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 29 to Mar. 12, 2016