Harold Leutzinger Obituary

Harold LeRoy Leutzinger
Harold L. Leutzinger
Harold LeRoy Leutzinger

October 6, 1913 - August 12, 2012
Born in Harvard, NE
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Harold LeRoy Leutzinger, 98, passed away at The Bishop Drumm Home on August 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 16th at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 66th and Douglas Avenue in Urbandale. Burial will follow at McDivitt Grove Cemetery in Urbandale.

Harold was born October 6, 1913 in Harvard, Nebraska, the son of Balthazar and Elizabeth Leutzinger. He was a longtime employee as a Broadcast Engineer with KRNT-TV, now KCCI-TV; beginning with them when they opened the doors in 1955; continuing there until his retirement in 1983.

Harold is survived by two sons, Lawrence (Darlene) of Anchorage, AK and Richard (Mary) of Urbandale, granddaughters Alison (Jay) Hamilton of Eagle River, AK and Jennifer (Mike) Kronlage of Johnston, grandson Josh (Andrea) Leutzinger of Palmer, AK, great-grandsons Ryan, Tyler, and Justin Kronlage of Johnston.

Harold had many stories to share of growing up in Nebraska, seeing and experiencing the drought years of the early 1930's, the war years of the 1940's, finally coming to Urbandale where he and Josephine had many comfortable years among good neighbors and friends. Harold proudly served our nation in the Army (1934-1937) and then in the Navy (1942-1945).

Harold was preceded in death by his wife Josephine, mother Elizabeth and father Baltz; sisters, Clara Paulus and Hattie Frank; brothers, Ed Leutzinger, and Chet Leutzinger.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, August 15th at the Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road with a vigil service following at 7 PM.

The family is very appreciative of the comfort and care offered by Mercy Hospice at the Bishop Drumm Health Care Center.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Pius X Catholic School or to the Bishop Drumm Health Care Center.

Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 - 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, August 16, 2012
10:30 AM
McDivitt Grove Cemetery
Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, August 16, 2012


St. Pius X Education Fund
3663 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US
Bishop Drumm Care Center
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131