Leo Andrew Kuehn

Leo Andrew Kuehn passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson's Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 12, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, Iowa. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in North Washington.

Friends greeted the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home, 115 N. Broadway Ave., New Hampton, IA 50659, where there was a rosary at 4:30 p.m., and a scripture service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington an hour before the service this morning.

Leo was born July 6, 1923, on the Kuehn family farm near North Washington, Iowa. He was the youngest son of Ambros and Clara (Zubrod) Kuehn. He received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School in North Washington. On Sept. 21, 1948, he married Pat Lentz at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. Pat and Leo owned and worked the century family farm near North Washington until they retired in 1992 and moved to New Hampton, Iowa.

Over the years, Leo served on the Chickasaw County Pork Producers Board, was an officer in the Farm Bureau, a member of the Cattleman's Association, was on the FHA board, was a parish council member of Immaculate Conception Church, a member of the Holy Name Society, was a North Washington Volunteer Fireman for many years, and enjoyed being involved in many church and community activities. Leo and Pat especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as playing cards, going to dances, and traveling throughout the U.S. and other countries.

Leo is survived by Pat, his wife of 65 years of New Hampton, Iowa; eight children, Wanda (Don) Sanderson of Altoona, Iowa, Paula (Dwight) Boyum of Rochester, Ellen Price (Dave Lowe) of Ames, Iowa, Glen (Ruth) and Gene (Nancy) of New Hampton, Iowa, Margie (Kevin) Reicks of Forest City, Iowa, John (Ronda) and Tim both of New Hampton, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Rita Kobliska of Alta Vista, Iowa and Florine Boehmer of Mason City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Clarence and Cletus.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences for Leo's family may be left at conway-markhamfh.com.  

Published in The Post-Bulletin on Dec. 12, 2013