Amiel A. Leimkuehler, 83, of Slater, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Salem United Church of Christ near Arrow Rock. Rev. Pam Sebastian will officiate. Organist Bethany Weiker will play "In the Garden" and accompany Herb Scherer as he sings "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers will be Ronnie Leimkuehler, Kenny Leimkuehler, William Jacobson, Troy Jacobson, Levi Dennis and Robert Richards. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott McDaniel and Loyd Pannell. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church cemetery or American Legion Post No. 78 in Slater.
Born Dec. 31, 1920, in rural Slater, he was the son of the late George F. and Alma Kiso Leimkuehler. On Nov. 27, 1950, in Slater, he married Jewell Juanita Andrews, who preceded him in death May 14, 2004. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 78. He was retired from Standard Havens in Glasgow and a lifelong Slater resident.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Leimkuehler and Kenny Leimkuehler, both of Slater; two daughters, Kathy Jacobson of Slater and Lisa Pannell of Marshall; two brothers, Roland Leimkuehler of Gilliam and Donald Leimkuehler of Slater; one sister, Lorene Thomason of Slater; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Mickey Leimkuehler.