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Lowell John Leichty
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Obituary for Lowell John Leichty

Lowell J. Leichty, 85, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Coralville, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at West Ridge Care Center. A Memorial “Celebration of Life for Lowell” will be held at 3 P.M., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, where the family will great friends after 1:30 P.M. Burial will be in The First Mennonite Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).

Lowell was born on September 7, 1932 the son of Willard and Ruth (Augsburger) Leichty. He graduated from Wayland High School in 1950. Lowell was united in marriage to Ruth Earnest on October 10, 1954; she preceded him in death on October 1, 2010. He and Ruth raised 5 children together in a loving family environment.

Lowell worked as a carpenter and as a farmer in the Wayland area for about 12 years. In 1966 he and Ruth moved to Coralville where he started his general contracting firm L.J. Leichty Construction. He was well respected in the community for the quality of his work and retired in 1997.

Lowell was deeply involved in the life of First Mennonite Church of Iowa City, where he served in many capacities. He especially liked to sing in the choir. He also served in volunteer capacities with the Pleasantview Home, Habitat for Humanity and Mennonite Disaster Service. He was also a dedicated member of the MEDA

Lowell is survived by his five children, Greg (Kathy) Leichty, Phil (Kim) Leichty, Kathy (Loren) Sands, Ruth (Brad) Giesking and Mark (Kristen) Leichty; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Norman Leichty, Marilyn Roth, Wilma Lichti and Linda Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Daniel Leichty.


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Visitation

Saturday

2

Dec

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
First Mennonite Church

405 Myrtle Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52246

Service

Saturday

2

Dec

3:00 PM
First Mennonite Church

405 Myrtle Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52246

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