LeRoy Federspiel

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JESUP - LeRoy Joseph Federspiel, 82, of Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence, and formerly of Jeusp, died Thursday at ManorCare Health Services in Waterloo. He was born February 4, 1927, in Black Hawk County, the son of Leonard Federspiel and Margaret (Schneider) Federspiel. Following his primary education, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was united in marriage to Eileen Rita Delagardelle on November 9, 1948, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Eileen preceded him in death on August 14, 2008. LeRoy farmed most of his adult life. He also worked 20 years for Walnut Grove Feeds in Independence. He was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 8227 in Jesup, and the Catholic Order of Foresters and Nugent –Demuth American Legion Post 714, both in Gilbertville.
Federspiel is survived by one son, Ken (Kaye) Federspiel of Independence; three daughters: Joan (Rick) Kresser of Raymond, Jean (Rex) Reinhart of Jesup, and Ruth (Mark) Happel of Readlyn; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mildred Werner of Waterloo, Arlene (Ronald) Weber of Jesup, and Rosie (Richard) Schares of Gilbertville; one brother, Gerald Federspiel of Waterloo, and one step-sister, Rosalie Fischels of Waterloo. In addition to his wife, Eileen; his parents; his step-mother; one daughter, Kathy Federspiel; two grandsons: Bryce and Dusty Brunscheon; and two brothers: William and Robert Federspiel preceded him in death.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, IA with Fr. Kenneth C. Stecher officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Raymond, with Military Rites conducted by Nugent-Demuth American Legion Post 714 of Gilbertville. Memorials will be directed to St. Athanasius Church and to Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.white-mthope.com. White Funeral Home, Jesup, was in charge of the arrangements. Visit our guestbook at www.bulletinjournal.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 2009