Leo E. Von Dielingen



Leo E. Von Dielingen, 91, of Seymour, passed away at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center.

Born Sept. 14, 1924, in Jackson County, he was the son of Edward M. and Hilda Baute Von Dielingen, both of whom preceded him in death. On Nov. 10, 1973, he married Patricia Ann Cassidy, who passed away Dec. 20, 2007.

Leo was a World War II veteran, who served his country in the infantry from 1942 to 1944.  He was a farmer all of his life. He liked to drive a truck and would haul cows and timber whenever he could. He also worked at Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge. He grew pumpkins and enjoyed working his pumpkins stand in the fall.

Leo was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, where he was a part of the men’s club. He was a good card player and enjoyed going to Hardee’s and playing with his friends.

He always stayed active and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89 and the Eagles Club, all of Seymour.

Survivors include his stepchildren, Bill Hukill and Vicki (Bob) Sommer; three grandchildren that he enjoyed watching grow up, Krista Foster, Angie Sommer and William Robbins; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lora Mae Naffe and Carol Stuckwisch; five nieces, Luella Spicer, Rhoda Miller, Barbara Unger, Marlene Maassen and Vicki Burkaty; and six nephews, Larry Riley, Douglas Riley, David Baxter Jr., Rickey Baxter, Tony Stuckwisch and Dana Neff, with whom he always spent valuable time.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Gary Hukill; brothers, Arnold and Hershel Von Dielingen; sisters, Alberta Baxter, Alice Eldridge, Lois Riley and Darlene Von Dielingen; two stepgrandsons, Ryan Robbins and Robby; niece, Bonnie Waskom; nephew, Ralph Baxter; a great-grandson; and a brother-in-law, Charles Naffe.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Craig Muhlbach officiating. A flag and taps presentation will be done at Voss Chapel with full military rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers.

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