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Miles James Leonard

November 9, 1925 ~ March 13, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Miles James Leonard, 96, of Independence, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Oakview Retirement Home in Independence. He was born on November 9, 1925, at Temple Hill, the son of Miles and Sophia (Glynn) Leonard. Miles graduated from St. Patrick High School in Ryan in 1943. After high school Miles helped his dad on the farm.

On August 17, 1948, Miles was united in marriage to Madonna Ruden at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Masonville. Five children were born to this union. Miles and Madonna farmed for 31 years in the Dundee area.

Miles was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. When Miles retired from farming, he bought a tennis racket and a motorcycle. He enjoyed dancing, Bid Euchre, loved animals, especially dogs, tennis, and softball.  Miles was a car lover and enjoyed his motor sports. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Madonna Leonard of Independence; four daughters, Sandra (Ken) Magsamen of Oelwein, Karen Kubicek of Dyersville, Donna (Rande) Moeller of Strawberry Point, and Rose Ann (Randy) Schuhmacher of Troy Mills; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Mary Leonard; one brother Paul (Sherri) Leonard of Camanche: and many nieces and nephews.

Miles was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Francis Leonard; a son-in-law, Tim Kubicek; four siblings, Glen (Helen) Leonard, Henry (Audrey) Leonard, Milton (Marcy) Leonard and Sara Malone.

The service will be live streamed at http://www.blessedtrinitycluster.com

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Friday
March 18, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
March 18, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Interment following Mass

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057