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Leinen, Edward Theodore (1949 – 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 1/27/2023 at 16:15:29

Name of deceased: Edward Theodore Leinen

Aged: 73 yrs, 4 mo, 16 days

Residence: Des Moines, Polk County, IA

Born: Aug. 22, 1949; Portsmouth, Shelby County, IA

Died: Jan. 7, 2023; Wesley Acres Senior Living Community, Des Moines, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, Jan. 13, 2023; St. Mary’s Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Portsmouth, IA

Survived by: Children, Melissa Schwery of Harlan, IA, Dr. Katie Burns of Indianola, IA, Dr. Sarah Garner spouse, Shawn) of Des Moines, IA, and Michael Leinen (spouse, Dr. Amy Bethel) Leinen of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Brandon Schwery, Morgan Schwery, Sam Burns, Ben Burns, Henry Burns, Jack Burns, Will Garner, Logan Garner, Owen Garner, Nora Leinen, and Margaret Leinen; siblings, Michael Leinen (spouse, Donna), Jeannie Rohner (spouse, Donald), Jane Leinen, Janet Leinen, Allen Leinen (spouse, Jean), John Leinen (spouse, Randi), Martha Burckhardt (spouse, Thom), Nick Leinen (spouse, Christine), and Anne (spouse, Jed) Stramel; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Michael and Ramona (nee Slaven) Leinen; wife, Peggy; siblings, Richard, Thomas, and Mary

Education: Attended grade school and high school at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Panama, IA, and graduated with the Class of 1967

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Portsmouth, IA

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Peggy A. Leinen; June 9, 1973; Earling, IA

Employment: After high school, Edward was employed at Leinen Hardware, Portsmouth, IA for more than 30 years; he was known as the “go-to” handyman for fixing furnaces, water heaters, and air conditioners

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed watching sports; was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes; played town-team baseball and town-team basketball

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


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