IOWA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC.
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Leo D. Sebert

January 30,1944 - October 3, 2015

Leo Sebert, 71, of Clarion passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services for Leo Sebert will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Leo Dean Sebert was born in Clarion to Orville and Bernice Sebert on January 30, 1944. He graduated from the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs in 1963. In March 1976, at a mutual friend’s St. Patrick’s Day party in Dayton, he and Kim first met. On May 6, 1978 they were married at the St Olaf Lutheran Church in Bode. They resided in Clarion and had 2 children, Tara and Jonathan, who more than adored him. He worked many years in manufacturing at Palco, Stronghold, and later for Hagie Manufacturing where he worked in various departments throughout the plant. He then retired from Hagie Manufacturing in 2010.

Leo enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling with friends on a league in Clarion, and playing Euchre. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and was adored by his four grandchildren, Makaylee, Gabrielle, Kaleb, and Addison. He was a loving father, friend, and companion. He loved making people smile, and the twinkle in his eyes made it easy to do so. He was caring, kind, considerate, and compassionate. He was one in a million. In December of 2013, he moved to Webster City where he resided with his daughter for the last two years.

Leo is survived by his wife Kim of Clarion; daughter Tara Fortune and her husband Leonard, and four grandchildren Makaylee, Gabrielle, Kaleb, and Addison of Webster City; son Jonathan Sebert of Clarion; sisters Doris Andersen of Belmond, Joann Nelsen of Clarion, Janice Asche and her husband Rich of Clarion, Elaine Freeman of Nevada, and Mary Faulk of Boone; along with numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Bernice, sister Darlene, and four of his brothers-in-law, Tony Andersen, Don Nelsen, Larry Freeman, and Keith Faulk.

Funeral services for Leo Sebert will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home in Clarion, and will continue one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Thanks to Ewing Funeral Home, Clarion, Iowa, Michael Whaley, Connie Thompson and Stan McHugh for the information.