Cover photo for Leroy   Venteicher's Obituary
Leroy   Venteicher Profile Photo
1938 Leroy 2019

Leroy Venteicher

December 28, 1938 — October 30, 2019

   Leroy Paul Venteicher was born Dec 28, 1938 to Edward Anthony and Loretta (Kasperbauer) Venteicher.  He was the oldest of eight children born on the family farm 5 miles outside of Manning, Iowa. Leroy graduated from Manning High School in May 1956 and continued his studies at Iowa State University in Ames where he obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering in 1960, his Master’s Degree in May 1963, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering in November 1971.  Leroy was consistently named on the ISU’s Dean’s List and accepted into numerous professional affiliations including Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi. He also was in the Reserve Officers Training Corps.

   Leroy accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering teaching and advising students at the University of Missouri in Rolla, Missouri, from 1971 to 1973.  In 1974 he accepted a position with Hughes Aircraft Co’s (later renamed as Raytheon) Missile Defense Systems Electronics Division in Huntington Beach California.  He continued to be a long-term resident of Southern California working as a Product Engineer.  He was a lead product engineer designing and problem solving for the development engineering and manufacturing companies, winning numerous awards which included the Hughes Aircraft Company Excellence Award due to his expertise and ability to work in teams.

   Leroy was a white-water enthusiast, supporter of the Sierra Club.  He enjoyed bowling, tennis, and golf, traveling to many of the notable golf clubs throughout the Southwest.  He was a consistent financial supporter of Iowa State University and the Catholic Youth Organization at ISU, and the Newman Club. He established the annual Leroy Venteicher Electrical Engineering Scholarship awarded to a promising young student engineer enrolled in Iowa State’s Electrical Engineering program.

   On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Leroy passed away in Lorba Linda, California, at the age of 80 years.

    Leroy is preceded in death by his parents: Edward and Loretta Venteicher; step-mother Genevieve Venteicher; brother Kenneth Venteicher; sister Shirley Jane Sjobakken; and sister in law Sil Venteicher.

  He is survived by his siblings: James (Donna) Venteicher of Manning; Robert Venteicher of San Francisco, CA; Diane (Clark) Scriven of Broomfield, CO; Edward “Rick” (Karen) Venteicher of South Lake, TX; Lynn (Sue) Venteicher of Pella; brother in law James Sjobakken of Ames; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  


Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, November 9, 2019 ~ 10:30 AM

Sacred Heart Church, Manning, Iowa

Reverend Paul Nguyen, Celebrant



Imelda Langel


Eucharistic Minister

Vicki Thielen



“On Eagle’s Wings”    “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

“You Are Mine”    “In The Garden”

Sacred Heart Choir

Anne Muhlbauer, Organist


Casket Bearers

Denny Kasperbauer   Vernon Schmitz

Ron Venteicher   Ron Vogl

Linus Venteicher   Don Rohe


Honorary Casket Bearers

Jerry Schmitz   Dave Rohe

Dick Irlbeck   Allen Venteicher

Vernie Venteicher   Steve Irlbeck



Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leroy Venteicher, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 12

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree