Leonard Siedhoff, 81, of Willis, Texas and Bayard, Iowa passed away on St. Patricks Day, Friday, March 17, 2006 at Conroe Regional Medical Center.
Leonard, son of Frank and Irene (Husa) Siedhoff, was born in Crete, Nebraska, November 25, 1924, moved to Fonda, Iowa in 1941 and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School. He served in the United States Marines Corp. in WWII where he served on the Aircraft Carrier, WASP.
He married Kathleen Tokheim of Lytton, Iowa in 1949 and farmed until 1950. He was then employed as Vice-President of Farmers State Bank in Bayard, Iowa, where he retired as President and Chief Executive in 1986. He also owned the Siedhoff Insurance Agency. While in Bayard, he was a member of the Bayard Lions Club, the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, St. Patricks Parish Council, the Iowa Bankers Association, The Guthrie County Youth Foundation and Mayor Pro-Tem of the Bayard Town Council.
Upon his retirement, Leonard and Kathy shared their residence between Bayard and Lake Conroe, Texas. Leonard enjoyed fishing, gardening and canning, hunting and traveling, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Kathy, son Jim (Valerie) Siedhoff of Missouri City, Texas, Mari Pat (Mike) Brooks of Keizer, Oregon, Jerry (Denise) Siedhoff of McKinney, Texas, Kit (Scott) Williams of Lake City, Iowa and John (Carol) Siedhoff of Willis, Texas. Grandchildren are Renee Frederick, Angela Smith, Jerome Winger, Joan (Leif) Green, Catherine (Greg) Weaver, James Siedhoff, Christopher Brooks, Jonathan and Christie Siedhoff. Great children are Kerstyn, Rachel and Brian Frederick, Kara, Zachary, Kaitlyn and Cody Smith, Michael, Marcus and Amber Green and Hannah Weaver.
He is survived by his sister, Irene Mullen of Fonda, Iowa, and preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Eleanor Flessner, and brother, Joseph Siedhoff, brothers-in-law, Arthur Mullen and Harry Tokheim.
A Rosary will be held on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with visitation and a prayer vigil following. Donations in Leonards memory may be made to Conroe Knights of Columbus #6456, P.O. Box 1805, Conroe, Texas 77301, memo Project Moses Ten Commandments Monument to be erected in Washington, D.C.