Leo William Wieser, 86, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center, West Campus, Independence. He was born on October 28, 1933, in rural Independence, the son of Joseph and Clara (Kofmehl) Wieser. Leo was raised and educated in the area and was a 1952 graduate of East Buchanan High School.
On November 10, 1959, Leo was united in marriage to Marlene Mueller. Three children were born to this union. Leo worked as a machinist and drove semi. He retired in 1999. Marlene passed away on May 10, 1997. Leo then married Loretta Bachman on September 23, 2000. The couple later divorced.
Leo’s interests include fishing, woodworking, and model airplanes. He also enjoyed flying ultralights.
Survivors include Leo’s three children, Deborah (Bruce) Henthorn of Urbana, Scott (Vicky) Wieser of Cedar Rapids, and Brian (Angel) Wieser of Urbana; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, LeRoy (Theresa) Wieser of Vinton; and several nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marlene Wieser; two brothers, Donald and Clarence; and three sisters, Virginia, Elmeda, and Luella.
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