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Darrell Leib

October 27, 1936 — June 10, 2020

     Darrell Dean, son of Maynard and Mildred Irene (Benton) Leib, was born October 27, 1936, near Guthrie Center, Iowa. He grew up west of Guthrie Center and attended country school near his home.

     Darrell was united in marriage with Ila DeWitt.  That marriage ended in divorce. They were the parents of Daryl Dean Leib and Deborah (Leib) Koziol.  Darrell worked in construction and as a mechanic. He farmed for himself and his dad. For several years, he operated a maintainer in Adair, Guthrie and Audubon Counties. Darrell loved to camp, fish and travel. He also enjoyed playing the guitar.  He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and enjoyed helping in the community. When you had a problem, Darrell was there to help. Loved by all, Darrell was a loving husband and father.

     On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Darrell passed away at the Friendship Home in Audubon. He was 83 years, 7 months and 14 days of age.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; wives Kathryn Leib and Lavonne J. Leib; son Garry Leib; sister Fay Jensen; and brother in law Lyle Kallesen. 

     He is survived by his children: Daryl Dean (Nancy) Leib of Kimballton; Deborah (Tom) Koziol of Battle Creek; Kelly Bartel of Atlantic; Cyndie Poffenbarger of Council Bluffs; Bobby Joe Poffenbarger of Council Bluffs; Bill (Kristie) Poffenbarger of Pacific Junction;  Sandra Leib of Council Bluffs; Suzette Leib of Council Bluffs; Angel Hauger and friend Terry Marten of Kimballton; John Hauger of Council Bluffs; mother of Garry Leib’s children Candy Nichols of Council Bluffs; siblings: Nancy (Bill) Grote of Withee, WI; Gail Kallesen of Sweetwater, TN; Donald (Jane) Leib of Des Moines; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother in law Wayne Jensen of Anita; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.


Friday June 19, 2020  5:00 – 7:00 PM

Ohde Funeral Home

Kimballton, Iowa

Graveside Funeral Service

Saturday, June 20, 2020 ~ 10:30 AM

Bethany Lutheran Cemetery

Kimballton, Iowa



Reverend Ed Bastedo


Casket Bearers

Tom Kozial     Summer Shelly    Brandon Marten

Charles Petersen     Skylar Nichols     Zach Yost

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