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.