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Obituary for Leonard Schwingdorf
MSGT LEONARD SCHWINGDORF U.S. Marine Corps, Retired Leonard Louis Schwingdorf, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 12, 2014. He was 83 years old.ξ A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at St. Clair Cemetery at Ute at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Scott Jensen officiating. Military graveside honors will be provided by the American Legion Aaby Post #442 of Ute and the Ute V.F.W. Post #5605. Armstrong Funeral Home of Ute has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences can be directed to the family on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Leonard was born Jan. 29, 1930, to Elmer and Frieda Schwingdorf on a farm outside of Mapleton, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Aug. 4, 1950. Leonard was united in marriage to Donna Ann Barker in Denison, Iowa. They were blessed with six children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.ξ He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant after serving 20 years during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He lived in California for 15 years and then moved to Las Vegas.ξ In 1986, he was united in marriage to Sally Olson and lived in Las Vegas and then moved to Ute, Iowa and was the owner of the Gardens of Ute. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and gardening. He moved to Rockport, Texas in 1996.ξ He was united in marriage to Clara Wessel, March 16, 1997. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #363 in Rockport, Texas. He was a life member of the VFW and Elks Club.ξ He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer; mother, Frieda; and two brothers, Arlo and Robert.ξ Those survivors to cherish his memory, his wife, Clara; his six children, Diann Anders of Los Angeles, Elaine Boyer, Sherry Aseph/ Rognlie and husband Bruce Rognleξ Leonard L. Schwingdorf Jr. and his Wife Lynn Schwngdorf,ξ Keith Schwingdorf and Candy Schwingdorf all of Las Vegas, NV. and many grandchildern; and many other relatives and friends.ξ
Saturday, May 31, 2014
St. Clair Cemetery
With Military Graveside Honors
American Legion Aaby Post #444 and the
Ute V.F.W. Post 5206