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ξ Leon L. Weifenbach Onawa, Iowa - Leon L. Weifenbach, 49, of Onawa, Iowa died Monday, June 29, 2015, of injuries sustained in a car accident north of Onawa. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton, Iowa with Pastor Harley Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Mapleton with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. Visitation will be Monday, July 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. The family is receiving condolences on line atwww.armstrongfuneral.com. Leon LaVerne "Lonnie" Weifenbach was born November 30, 1965, in Riverside, California, the son of Leon Alfred Weifenbach. As a child, he moved to Iowa and lived with his Aunt and Uncle, Bernadine and Charles Mohrhauser of Pisgah. Upon the return of his grandparents Alfred and Annabelle Weifenbach from California to Iowa, Leon lived with them in Little Sioux. He graduated from West Harrison High School in 1984. He enlisted into the US Marine Corp where he served his country. Upon his honorable discharge, Lonnie lived in San Diego, California where he worked as a truck driver. ξIn 1990, Leon married Teresa Wheeler in San Diego. They were blessed with two daughters. In 1991, they moved to Iowa where he also drove truck. The family moved back to California in 2002 where they lived until 2010. Upon their return to Iowa, Leon worked as a diesel mechanic and most recently was employed with Sioux City Truck and Trailer. Lonnie loved to hunt anything out in the fields or timber in Iowa, as well as fishing and mushroom hunting in the spring. He also enjoyed a good game of golf. Above all he loved his family, especially his five beautiful little grandchildren. Those family members left to mourn the sudden passing of Lonnie are his wife, Teresa of Onawa, Iowa; his two daughters and their husbands, Breanna and Tanner Warren also of Onawa and Arianna and Kevin Thacker of Logan, Iowa; five grandchildren, Lily, Sophie, and Liam Warren, Riley Weatherby, and Conrad Thacker; one brother Shane Weifenbach of Louisiana; one sister Camrille Ferguson and her husband, Cory of Canton, Oklahoma; his aunt, Bernadine Mohrhauser of Danbury, Iowa; and a cousin and his wife, Chuck and Lisa Mohrhauser of Herman, Nebraska; along with other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon A. Weifenbach; his grandparents, Alfred and Annabelle Weifenbach; and his uncle Charles Mohrhauser.ξ