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Re: Leazer Family research - obituary needed


Posted By: William Hansen (email)
Date: 3/3/2020 at 11:51:52

In Response To: Leazer Family research - obituary needed (Deb)


Services for Danny Joe Leazer, 29, who lost his live in a boat accident on the Des Moines River Sunday morning, Will be Friday at the United Methodist Church.

The services will be at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Bartruff officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery at Ottumwa.

The family will receive friends at the Raymond Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Leazer's body was recovered about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday by state conservation officers following a three-day search.

Marvin Story, Van Buren County sheriff, said the body was found floating in the river approximately 1 1/4 miles from Douds.

Danny Joe Leazer was born Sept. 12, 1949, at Ottumwa. He was the son of Floyd S. and Beverly Darlene Majors Leazer.

He was reared and educated in Jefferson County and moved to Great Falls, Montana, at the age of 11. He moved back to Fairfield in 1967. He was married to Wanda Nadene Hille Sept. 5, 1967 at Great Falls prior to his returning to Iowa.

Leazer had served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Great Falls, Montana, Methodist Church. He had been employed as a machinist at Rockwell International for the past seven years. The family home is at 403 E. Lowe.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, Michael Lynn, 7, and Ryan James, 6, both at home; his father and step-mother, Floyd and Mary Rose Leazer, Great Falls, Mont.; one brother, Charles W. Leazer, Loveland, Colo.; a half-brother, Shane H. Leazer, Great Falls; two half-sisters, Shawna Renee and Stacy Ann Leazer, both of Great Falls; also his grandmother, Edith Leazer, rural Batavia.

The drowning victim ws preceded in death by his mother, an infant sister, his paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.

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