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LeRoy Hand
May 3, 1945 - April 29, 2020

LeRoy Hand, 74, of Oelwein passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Des Moines.  A private family service will be held.  A memorial fund has been established. 

LeRoy was born May 3, 1945 in Independence to parents Vernon Hand and Eunice (Anson) Hand.  He graduated from Independence High School in 1963.  LeRoy then served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969 during which he earned a Combat Infantry Badge, 3 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal.  He was united in marriage with Andrea Chapman in 1976. Together they raised their son, Stacy.

LeRoy’s last place of employment was with Donaldson’s in Oelwein.  LeRoy was very handy and was one to do many things to help out anyone he could.  He enjoyed working on cars, riding his Harley and doing activities out in the yard.  He loved spending time with his wife and grandkids.

Left to celebrate LeRoy’s life are his wife Andrea; his son Stacy (Kelly), Independence; his two grandsons: Blake and Brent Henderson; his granddaughter: Lauryn Henderson; and his two brothers Dale Hand, Cedar Rapids and David (Karyl), Independence and his many adored nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws Cecil and Mary Chapman; and his sister-in-law Betty Hand.


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Shannon & Debbie Hershey on May 17, 2020 at 9:12 AM said:

So very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Shirley Buhr on May 14, 2020 at 2:09 PM said:

Andy so sorry to hear about Leroy. My prays will be with you as you go thru is time of lost. If you need someone to talk to let me know. Take Care
Bob and Kathy Luecke on May 4, 2020 at 6:01 PM said:

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all ??
Diana Smith on May 2, 2020 at 1:52 PM said:

My deepest sympathy. Hope you are doing okay.
Anonymous on May 2, 2020 at 11:11 AM said:

So Sorry Andy i just lost my mom yesterday. Hope to see you Sept 18-19 our Class reunion
Allen and Carolyn Riechmann on May 1, 2020 at 8:41 PM said:

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
Judy and Jerry Morey on May 1, 2020 at 8:44 AM said:

Thinking of you at this difficult time. Leroy was such a nice guy he will be missed by everyone...our sympathy to you
Anonymous on May 1, 2020 at 7:17 AM said:

Leroy will surely be missed
Back in the days of Armold Motors they enjoyed good conversation.pur prayers with you all. Bryce a and Cindy Penhollow
Nancy & Lyle Miller on May 1, 2020 at 6:36 AM said:

Sincere condolences. good guy& we'll all miss him. May he rest in peace
Scott & Dorothy Wehling on May 1, 2020 at 5:54 AM said:

May God bless you and your family and give you comfort during this time. Thinking of you.
Carol Damge on April 30, 2020 at 12:56 PM said:

Sympathy to you and your family.
Mindy Seiffert on April 30, 2020 at 12:33 PM said:

My heart hurts for all of you. I am so very sorry for your loss and having the extra challenges of navigating all of this during these difficult times.
Cheryl Henderson Leymaster on April 30, 2020 at 11:45 AM said:

So sorry Andy to hear of Leroy's passing.
You are in my prayers.
The BELL Family on April 30, 2020 at 10:11 AM said:

Knew Leroy at Donaldson Co. A great worker and a great person. Sorry to hear this.

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