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Leonard H. Fiddelke

July 30, 1924 — May 26, 2019

Leonard H. Fiddelke

Granville, Iowa
Services for Leonard H. Fiddelke, age 94, of Cherokee formerly of Granville who passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Cherokee Specialty Care. His memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown with Rev. Donald Erickson officiating.
Private family graveside service will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be held after the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.


July 30, 1924
Rural Granville, Iowa
May 26, 2019
Cherokee, Iowa

2:00 P.M. Friday, May 31, 2019
St. John Lutheran Church; Germantown, Iowa
Rev. Donald Erickson ~ Officiating

“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
“Amazing Grace”
“Abide With Me”
Organist: Verla Hibbing
Sung by: Fred Schuknecht

St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Germantown, Iowa

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church..

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.

Leonard Henry Fiddelke, son of Henry and Mathilda (Gebert) Fiddelke was born in rural Granville, Iowa on July 30, 1924. He was united in marriage to Betty Mesner on June 16, 1946. To this union four children were born, Jeanette, Les, Loren and Jean.
Leonard was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown. In his early adult years he worked with Albert Ebel and later he began his own farming operation.
Leonard enjoyed baseball, playing cards, bowling, and old time music. He and his sister, Marilyn, played their accordions at many events and eventually Leonard formed his own band, as well as playing in others. He and his daughter, Jeanette, spent many hours playing duets on the organ. Area dances found Betty and Leonard dancing to a waltz or polka. There was always time for a card game at the Fiddelke kitchen table. Even in the nursing home, he found someone he could challenge to a card game. Leonard was an avid bowler and was fortunate to be selected to bowl in the Peterson Classic several years. Leonard passed away at Cherokee Specialty Care in Cherokee, Iowa on Sunday, May 26, 2019 reaching the age of 94 years, 9 months and 26 days.
Leonard is survived by his children, Les (Sherry) Fiddelke of Paullina, Iowa; Loren (Julie) Fiddelke of Holstein, Iowa; Jean (Glenn) Norris of Cherokee, Iowa and son-in-law, John Lenz of Lindenhurst, Illinois; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; daughter, Jeanette; parents and sister, Marilyn (Raymond) Dau.
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Friday, May 31, 2019

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

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