Leonard Ray Myers, age 61, of Parkersburg, Iowa, was born the son of Thomas and Lillian (Arends) Myers on January 23, 1951 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Leonard graduated from Dike High School in 1970.
On October 16, 1971, Leonard married Susan Diann Busching at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Nashua, Iowa. They lived all their married life in Parkersburg. Leonard worked a couple of years at Alumaline Cutlery Company, then several years at Clay Equipment. He worked briefly at Beenken Elevator, Huisman Implement and Harm’s 66. He also worked several years at Farmech Farm Fleet, The Harnack Company, Richelieu Foods and his last job as a valet at Allen Hospital. He loved the people.
Leonard was a member of the Hope Reformed Church in Parkersburg. He and Susan did custodial work there for a 10 year period. Leonard had served as a deacon and enjoyed participating in missions trips.
Leonard enjoyed coffee and visiting, polishing his car and spending precious time with friends and family. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling and riding his motorcycle.
Leonard died on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home in Parkersburg from natural causes. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Myers; step-father, Lawrence Paterni; mother-in-law, Edna Busching and a great niece, Alexandria Keller.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Susan; two sons, Brian Myers of Parkersburg, and Bradley (Emilie) Myers of Aplington; one daughter, Julie (Dustan) Petersen of Aplington; two grandsons, Nile and Colten Petersen; his mother, Lillian Myers of Parkersburg; two brothers, Eldon (Bev) Myers and Daryl (Cathy) Myers all of Parkersburg; two sisters, Arlene (Jack) Beenken and Betty (David) Mulder, all of Parkersburg; his father-in-law, Donald Busching of Plainfield; three sisters-in-law, Karen Christians of Waverly, Bonnie (Mark) Potratz of Nashua, Marlene (Gary) Miller of Shell Rock; one brother-in-law, John Christians of Parkersburg and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2012, at Christian Reformed Church in Parkersburg.
Memorials may be directed to the family.