Leo Armstrong

February 15, 2013

Leo Armstrong

Services: Pursuant to Leo’s wishes his body was cremated and no funeral service will take place. A gathering of remembrance will be held at the United Methodist Church in Fontanelle on Sunday, February 24, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Memorials: To the charity of your choice. 

Leo Armstrong was born April 15, 1935, in Fontanelle, Iowa, the son of Edwin and Amelia (Ehrenfried) Armstrong. He passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, at his home in Fontanelle at the age of 77.

Leo was confirmed into the Lutheran Church in Fontanelle. He had many fond memories playing basketball on a Luther League team that traveled to other churches for a game. He attended Fontanelle School and after graduation he began working at the Fontanelle Co-op. He worked several positions ending in the office as assistant manager and later manager for twenty-one years.

Leo married Lou Ann Lynch in 1957 and to this union one son Monty was born. In 1965, he married Rosemary Huddleson and to this union two sons Brian and Mike were born. Leo loved his home, taking care of his yard, helping his sons work on their homes and visiting the men at the lawn mower shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Verle Armstrong and Virgil Armstrong; brother-in-law, Leland Fletcher; sister-in-law, Georgia Fletcher; and brother-in-law, Howard Welch.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie Armstrong of Fontanelle; sons, Brian Armstrong and wife Jennifer of Polk City, Iowa, Mike Armstrong and wife Stacey of Greenfield and Monty Armstrong of Oklahoma; four grandchildren, James, Halen, Ava and Nick; sister, Verlene Williamson of Fontanelle; sisters-in-law, Eileen Armstrong of Greenfield, JoAnn Armstrong of Greenfield and Dorothy Welch of Donna, Texas; other relatives and friends.


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