Henry Leintz

henry leintz
Henry “Hank” Leintz died peacefully at his home on Wednesday September 20, 2017, surrounded by his wife and children. Hank was born at home on July 25, 1921 in Lincoln Valley, North Dakota. He was the second youngest of 13 children born to Nicholas and Magdalena (Leier) Leintz. He served in Europe under General Patton, landing at Normandy on D-Day. Upon discharge on October 26, 1945 he met his future wife and the mother of his six children, Leota Strong. Hank was a talented carpenter and worked in the cabinet shop at NDSU for 30 years, retiring in 1986. In his retirement years he loved to garden and continued to do woodworking in his shop at home. Hank was a deeply faithful man. He was a charter member of Nativity Parish. He had the heart and soul of a servant. He was a gentle and loving father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. Hank was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters, and his son-in-law Don Smith. He is survived by Leota, his wife of 71 years, and his six children, Jim, Scottsdale, AZ, JoEllen Smith Rochert, MN, Janet (Bruce) Johnson, Aberdeen, SD, Jeff (Beth) Olathe, KS, Jon (Laura) Saint Cloud, MN, Paul (Leslie) Fargo, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Visitation will continue from 1-2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo.

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  1. Dear JoEllen,
    My sympathy to you and your family. I always enjoyed chatting with both your parents when I would visit Nativity from Texas. Such a pleasant couple. I was sorry to read of your father’s passing, but know he is where he worked all his life to be. His faith was strong. He was a good man.
    Jackie Wright Rosson

  2. condolences to the leintz family knowing paul though grade school at nativity and shanley and meeting pauls dad my condolences from the Resler family

  3. Uncle Henry was always jovial and had that twinkle in his eye when he was teasing Leota. Every time I saw him, I saw my grandfather, Joe Leintz, as they looked so much alike. Leota and the family…I know you are going to miss Henry so much but your faith was always an inspiration to all you would encounter. This faith will support and comfort you during this time of grief. Your wonderful memories and love that you shared for 71 years will sustain you and bring you joyful memories even in this time of sadness. I am sorry that we will be unable to attend the funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Dear JoEllen, Nick, Erica, and Clara,
    Our deepest sympathies to all of you. I know he was a dearly loved leader of a great family. Our prayers are with you, now and for days to come. A loss this deep takes time to heal. Love, Erica’s Uncle Terry and Aunt Demarie James

  5. Sorry for the loss of Uncle Henry – what a great guy and I could call him my Uncle – thoughts and prayers are with you all – May God Bless!

  6. Leota and family, I just came upon this, and I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Hank. Although I know he is with our Lord and Savior. When Mom and Dad were alive they would tell me what was going on in each of their families. Mom passed in September of 2015 and Dad went before her.I have a little neighbor boy that is 3 yrs old living next door to me, his name is Hank also. So I have talked about my Uncle Hank to friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, I love you all very much! Love, Vicki Jo Leintz Case

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