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Leo R. Dose, age 90, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 20, 2023, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Reverend Nathan Peitsch will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Mapleton, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by the Mapleton Loren Hollister Post No. 496 of the American Legion.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa.
The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Leo R. Dose, the son of William “Bill” and Rose (Brown) Dose, was born on October 10, 1932, on a farm west of Danbury, Iowa. The family relocated to a farm northwest of Mapleton, Iowa, where Leo received his education in country school and they continued to farm.
Leo was drafted into the United States Army and served for God and Country during the Korean conflict. He was honorably discharged in September of 1955. Leo continued to show his support for his country as an active member of the Loren Hollister Post No. 496 of the American Legion of Mapleton, Iowa.
On November 6, 1955, Leo was united in marriage to Norma Jean Ehler in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. The couple farmed south of Mapleton for a short time and then relocated near Ricketts, Iowa in 1958. In 1968, they had the opportunity to purchase the family farm located northwest of Mapleton. Leo enjoyed passing down childhood memories as the couple raised their children Steve, Linda and Karla on the family farm.
Leo was a faithful member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton where he served as an elder and also held many other offices. Leo and Norma Jean were both confirmed in the same class of 1947. Norma Jean passed away on April 24, 2008. Leo then remarried Florice Cassens on September 18, 2010, in Mapleton.
After retiring from farming, Leo continued to keep busy with seasonal work for the NEW Coop, mowing and maintaining several yards. His favorite past times included fishing, hunting and trapping. As well as woodworking, playing cards and dancing. Leo’s greatest joy in his life was watching and attending his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s events. He was also an avid RAMs fan.
Left to cherish his memory are his children Steve (Cathy) Dose of Canistota, South Dakota, daughters Linda (Scott) Arndt of Spirit Lake, IA and Karla (Dennis) Uhl of Mapleton, IA; grandchildren: Corey (Kate) Dose and Avery, Brynlee and Camrie; Aaron (Lyndsey) Dose and Aspen and Leo; Nathan (Mandy) Arndt and Louis; Makayla (Ryan) Fassler and Finley; Clayton (Amber) Uhl and Liam, Bodie and Kashton; Kyle Uhl (Sonora Swords) and Aiden and Miles; and Adam Uhl; sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Orville Hummelgard; sister-in-law Darlene Dose; wife Florice Dose of Mapleton, IA; Florice’s children: Linda (Ralph) Stoian, Ben (Pam) Cassens and Florice 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents William “Bill” and Rose Dose; first wife Norma Jean Dose; brothers Norman (Elnora) Dose and Charles “Bud” Dose; and Florice’s son Steve Cassens.
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