Jack Jerome Leipzig, age 95, of Isanti died December 1, 2019 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming. The Memorial Service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in East Bethel. A memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in the spring.
Jack J Leipzig
Age 95, Isanti, Minnesota
Born July 31, 1924 in his grandparents’ farmhouse in Clear Lake, Wisconsin.
Preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth (Rogers) Leipzig; three brothers, Franklin, Francis (Buzz), James; sister, Anna Mae Goree and daughter in-law, Marcia Leipzig.
He is survived by his wife, Viola, of 72 years; three sons, John (Rachel), Lance (Deb), Dennis (Cathy); four daughters, Sandra (James) Beckman, Sybia (Gary) Alexander, Annette (Brent) Wilke, Teresa (Jack) Cole; 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He married Viola Witthuhn on October 18, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Graduated from Barnum High School, Barnum, Minnesota and attended Appleton School of Business in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Served his country in WWII in the Army Air Force. Flew in B24’s in the Pacific Theater.
Worked 25 years for Sinclair and Atlantic Richfield in the Oil Business. He and his family were corporate nomads, living in Appleton, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mound, Minnesota; Indianapolis, Indiana and Alta Loma, California.
Thank you to Ecumen North Branch, Fairview Wyoming and Strike Funeral Home for treating Jack with dignity and respect.
Robert and Lois Salo says
Vi and Family:
Lois and I are very saddened to learn of Jack’s passing. Our prayers are with you. We are deeply honored for the extraordinary friendship that you, Jack, and family have shared with us over these past five years. It seems somewhat ironical that Jack and I experienced similar hip replacement challenges; however, because of this, we became the best of friends, beginning at GracePointe. We believe that God provided us with this miracle. Vi and family, we shared supreme visits with you, often at meal time. We were equally honored that you met our friends, Neil and Jenni, from New Zealand.
Jack’s deep wisdom and command of professional communication touched us all. Proverbs 13:20 states, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise . . .” (ESV). Jack was a “wise man”. And, we all became wiser by knowing him.
In addition, Jack’s “grace and grit” was interlaced by the “fruit of the Spirit . . . love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22,23 CSB).
Jack Leipzig has taught us well.
Bob and Lois Salo
Jake and I worked with each other and were close friends got more than 50 years. A kinder more compassionate person I ever met. Laughs and love through all the years. Oh sugar, my friend.
Bill Ellis says
Remembering our first encounter with Jack was at Annette and Brent’s wedding. A Gracious, Gentle statesman with a twinkle of mischief in his eye. Wonderful family-man as evident in his children’s love they have for their dad and mum. It was our privileged to have met him and to get to know one of his daughters as part of our family. There is honor is celebrating his passing. We know he would enjoy the laughter and the tears but above all, he would cherish being with his family. Though he may not be coming home, we know, he’s gone home. Blessings to you all. Our love Bill & Lucy Ellis
Betty Ranweiler says
To the Leipzig family
So sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. I had just talked to Annette about a month ago
and had heard he had some health issues. Thoughts and prayers to the Leipzig family.
Peace be with you all