Leon Schaal

Leon Schaal, 90, of Altamont, died at 6:02 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont with Rev. Bernard Ross officiating. Burial followed at St. Peter Cemetery, St. Peter with military rites by Gieseking-Schwertdfeger VFW Post #7676. Visitation was held Tuesday, February 12, from 4-7 p.m. and for one hour prior to the funeral at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Children’s Home, Lutheran Care Center, or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Leon D. Schaal was born Monday, Dec. 31, 1928 in St. Peter to Edward F. and Linda F. (Knecht) Schaal. He was the co-owner of S&W Supermarket in Altamont for many years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, a veteran of the Korean War, a life member of Gieseking-Schwertdfeger VFW Post #7676 in Altamont, and a member of the American Legion Post #380, St. Peter.

He is survived by his brothers, Merle Schaal of St. Peter and Laverne Schaal of Mattoon; his sisters, Lorraine Sasse of Lincoln and Phyllis Lynch (Jerry) of Aurora Grande, Calif.; long time friends, Jerry White and Leo Kruenegel; extended family, Kenny, Kim, and Kirk Kruenegel, and Benton and Anna White; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marvin in infancy, his sisters-in-law, Doris and Patricia Schaal; his brother-in-law, Harold Sasse; and nephew, Lee Lynch.

Leon’s family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Lutheran Care Center staff for their exceptional care.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.

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