Wyman James Leinbaugh, 86, of Holstein died onThursday, April 12, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 17, 2007 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein, with Reverend David Hemann officiating. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery, Holstein. Visitation was held at OLCG Church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday with a vigil services at 7 p.m.
Wyman was born in Ida County, on May 17, 1920, to James Buren (Bun) Leinbaugh and Carrie (Hansen) Leinbaugh. He Graduated from Holstein High School in 1939.
He was married to his life- long love, Eileen Fitzpatrick, at St. Patrick's Parish, in Danbury on Oct. 31, 1942. He was drafted into the US Army that same year, where he served as a Medical Technician, honorably earning two Bronze Stars, among other distinctions.
After his Military Service he returned to Holstein where he lived and worked until retirement. He was well known to those at VT Industries, where he retired after 25 years.
Leinbaugh was very active in many community organizations. He especially enjoyed working with community youth, from officiating sporting events to being an adult leader of the Our Lady of Good Counsel CYO. He was an active member of OLGC where he served in many ways. He is also remembered as a fine golfer; carding, two holes in one.
He was devoted to a family that loves him. In addition to Eileen he leaves behind two daughters, Mary Wyleen and her husband Bryan Brosamle of Mt. Horeb Wis., Claire and her husband Gary Thompson of Chicago Ill.; two sons, Dennis and his wife Gail of Seeley Lake, Mont., and Robert and Pam Leinbaugh of Holstein. Grandchildren are Jessica, Lacey, and Amy Leinbaugh; Mathew Brosamle and his wife Julie, and Gary Thompson Jr. and his wife Cathi and daughter Alli. He will be missed by his Brothers Jack and his wife Marilyn of Cherokee, Larry and his wife Roann of Omaha and his sister Martha Hartman of Mt. Horeb Wis. He was also loved by many Nieces, Nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents J.B. and Carrie Leinbaugh, and his brother Lyle of Independence.