LITTLE FALLS -- John Philip Leisenheimer, 77, Little Falls, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at home.
He was born March 1, 1924, in Ozone Park, N.Y., to Philip A. and Barbara M. (Kneff) Leisenheimer. He entered the Navy in 1943 and served as an aviation machinist's mate at San Diego and Litchfield Park, Ariz., for three years. He married Patricia Plantenberg on Nov. 4, 1948, in St. Cloud. He opened Plantenberg Wheel Service in 1955. He retired in 1986. He was a member of the Pinnacle Hunting Club on Rice Lake.
Survivors include his wife; eight sons, Father Bernard Leisenheimer, OSC, Reiste Niedersachsen, Germany, Philip Leisenheimer, Bloomington, Stephen Leisenheimer, Little Falls, Frederic Leisenheimer, Little Falls, Andrew Leishenheimer, Byron, William Leisenheimer, Little Falls, Timothy Leisenheimer, Little Falls, and Karl Leisenheimer, Bemidji; five daughters, Barbara Barr, Burnsville, Patricia Briggs, Mound, Margaret Leisenheimer, California, Catherine Fynboh, Thief River Falls, and Mary Pahl, Rockford; 23 grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Hegquist, Levittown, N.Y.
An infant sister died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. Burial will be 12:30 p.m. in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Camp Ripley.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday with parish prayers at 7 p.m. and from 8-10:30 a.m. Friday at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
Memorials are preferred to Unity Family Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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