LeRoy Fritz Bumann was born September 28, 1924, the son of William and Johanna Iversen Bumann. He passed away at his home in Schleswig, Iowa, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the age of 88.
LeRoy was born on a farm near Schleswig, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. He received his education in rural schools near his home. His first job was running the movie projector at the Schleswig Theater. LeRoy drove truck for Ervin Bendixen, Johnny Gosch, Cecil Phillips, Emmet Johnson, and himself. LeRoy served in the U.S. Army from December 1948 - December 1949 and then the Korean War from September 1950 - November 1951, both times as a medical technician. He was employed at DH Dodge Implement and L & L Garage before owning and operating LeRoy's Garage. He also drove school bus for 17 years and most recently worked for the City of Schleswig until retiring.
On August 24, 1952, LeRoy was united in marriage to Delores Meseck and to this union was born three children. LeRoy was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather with a great sense of humor. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, and Dominoes. He liked to garden and he loved all of his pets. He was a 50 year member of the Schleswig VFW and a 28 year member of the Schleswig Fire Department. LeRoy was a sincere Christian man and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters and one son-in-law: Mary and Myra and her husband, Dennis; four sisters: Katherine, Minnie, Marguerite, and Lillian; and five brothers: John, George, Henry, Julius, and Robert. Survivors include his wife, Lorie; one daughter, Becky and her husband, Mark; five grandchildren: Andrew and his wife, Jennifer; Jeffrey; Bret and his wife, Jordan; Mindi and her husband, Gerard; and Patrick and fianceé, Amy; four great-grandchildren: Sophia, Rowan, Emma, and Addison; one son-in-law, Horace and his wife, Jenny; two sisters, Hattie and Marie; one brother, Albert and his wife, Helen; and one sister-in-law, Irene; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and graveside rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig.
Organist Marlene Hight provided accompaniment for congregational hymns, "Lift High The Cross," "Amazing Grace," and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," and "God Bless Our Native Land." Military Honors were provided by American Legion Post 645 & VFW Post 3930 of Schleswig and they also served as Pallbearers.
The family invited everyone to return to the church for fellowship and lunch provided by Staley's and the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.