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Leonard Sailer

October 20, 1938 — September 5, 2020

Mass of the Christian Burial

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 2:00 PM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manning, Iowa

Reverend Paul Nguyen, Celebrant


Samantha Geist

Casket Bearers

Tyler Barnard     Noah Barnard     Zachary Weitl

Charlie Hamann     Elliott Barsby     Matt Scheuring

Kevin Behrens     Robbie Dammann

Honorary Casket Bearers

Kevin Geist     Adam Pruett


Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

Leonard Walter, son of Frank and Anna (Wanninger) Sailer, was born October 20, 1938 on the family farm near Carroll, Iowa. He was raised on the farm south of Carroll until his family moved to the Schleswig area in the late 1950s.

   On February 13, 1960 Lenny was united in marriage with Mary Ann Grote at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel. Six children were born to this union. Early in their marriage, the couple resided in Carroll. Leonard was employed by the Witt Flooring Company out of Davenport. In 1971 they moved to Manning after purchasing a farm northeast of Manning. They raised livestock and crop farmed while their family grew. In 1997 Lenny sold his last load of hogs, but remained active in the farming operations.

   Leonard was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manning. He enjoyed watching sports, following the Iowa Hawkeyes, and listening to Waylon Jennings. Above all, Lenny loved his family. He enjoyed following the activities of his children and grandchildren

   On Saturday, September 5, 2020 Lenny passed away surrounded by his family at his home near Manning. He was 81 years, 10 months and 16 days of age.

   Lenny was preceded in death by his parents; two sons Kreg Sailer in 2001 and Kurt Sailer in 2017; two brothers: Clarence Sailer and Richard Sailer; and Mary’s parents Herman and Colette Grote.

   He is survived by his wife Mary Sailer of Manning; daughters: Kim and husband Scott Barnard of Manning; Kris and husband Dave Weitl of Pine, CO; Karla and husband Mike Hamann of Calhoun, GA; son Kevin Sailer and wife JoDee of Templeton; two daughters-in-law Jill Sailer of West Des Moines and Kim Sailer of Grimes; ten grandchildren: Tyler (Krystal) Barnard, Noah Barnard, Haylee (Elliott) Barsby and Hannah (Matt) Scheuring; Zachary (Agata) Weitl and Samantha (Kevin) Geist; Charlie (Chelsea) Hamann, Melanie (Adam) Pruett, Sydney and Ryann Hamann; eight great-grandchildren: Everlee, Vincent, Elizabeth, Liam, Dominik, Owen, Ava and Emily; brother Paul Sailer of Coon Rapids; two sisters Loretta Bernholtz of Carroll and Lillian Stork of Anita; and by other relatives and friends.

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