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Leota Leintz

December 04, 1926 - September 07, 2020

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Leota Leintz

December 04, 1926 - September 07, 2020


Leota Leintz passed away on Monday, September 7th in the Crosshaven Unit at Riverview Place in Fargo, under the care of CHI hospice, surrounded by her children.

Leota Curtis Strong was born on December 4, 1926 to Susie Melissa (Berry) Strong and Sidney Joseph Strong. She grew up and attended school in Bowdon, ND. After graduation she attended business college in Fargo and then worked as a bookkeeper in Harvey where she met her future husband, Henry (Hank) Leintz. They moved to Fargo in 1956, where they raised their family.

Leota and Hank were charter members of Nativity Church and were very active in their parish for many years. Leota ‘s calling and gift was motherhood. In addition to her own six children, Leota was a loving foster mother to many infants awaiting adoption. Leota and Hank celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary shortly before his death in September 2017.

Leota was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, by her husband Hank, and by her son-in-law, Don Smith. She is survived by her children: James in Scottsdale AZ, JoEllen in Rochert MN, Janet (Bruce) Johnson in Aberdeen SD, Jeff (Beth) in Olathe, KS, Jon (Laura) in St. Cloud, MN and Paul (Leslie) in Fargo, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic a small private family funeral Mass will be held.

A celebration of life will be planned for summer of 2021. Memorials may be sent to CHI Hospice and Home Care or Riverview Place.


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17 responses to “Leota Leintz”

  1. Lucky says:

    Siento mucho tu dolor y el de tu familia.
    Un gran abrazo desde Guatemala a todos🌹

  2. Paul Leintz says:

    I will miss you mom! God Bless you. I am glad you’re back with Dad again.

  3. Robert & ShirleyLeintz says:

    She was a great lady and had so much love to share with others. We will miss her.

  4. Sr. Mary Lou Geraets says:

    Dear Family of Leota,
    You have my empathy at this time of your Leota’s death. My your hearts be healed in the trust of her glorification.
    Love & prayer,
    SR. Mary Lou Geraets

  5. Tina ( Steinhouse) Dodge says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Leota. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  6. Patricia A Deutsch says:

    JoEllen, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She lived a good and holy life doing what she loved to do. Mother and caregiver for many! Bless her heart.
    Hoped to see you at the 50th maybe the next one? (Well, not the next 50th but you get the idea)! Thinking of you and your family during these difficult times!
    Patty Rasmussen Deutsch

  7. Patty Baem says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers 🙏🏼
    Leota was a wonderful lady , she will be missed ❤️

  8. Sister Mary Thomas says:

    Jan, your mother has a beautiful countenance! There is definitely an inner glow. It is obvious to me where you get your inner glow from now. I am grateful for the many ways she nurtured life in you and your siblings/family. My prayers are with you as you celebrate her life and her full reunion with Hank. your dad.
    Love always, Sister Mary

  9. Patrick Leintz says:

    Sorry for your loss – thoughts and prayers are with you – May God Bless!

  10. Enno & Kileen Limvere says:

    Holding all the family in prayer. May God be a blessing in this time of grief.

  11. S. Phyllis says:

    My prayers are with all of you as say your final goodbye. She and Henry are back together and happier than ever.
    Blessings on you!

  12. Sr. Marilyn Dunn says:

    Sorry to hear about your mother’s death. I trust that she will be awaiting your joining her in heaven in the years to come. Jan Johnson is a great friend of ours here in Aberdeen. God bless you all.

  13. Kathleen Pepski says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Leotas death. Leota and Hank were two of the most genuine, kind and loving people one will ever meet in life. They loved their family, each other and everyone they encountered. I know you have wonderful memories to comfort you in your grief. Blessings to all.

  14. Teri and Dennis Smith says:

    Dear Jon, Laura and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose a parent. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very
    difficult time. We hope some day soon that your memories are a great comfort. Peace and love to you all.

    Dennis and Teri Hall Smith

  15. Lillian Bertsch says:

    Dear family members. Aunt Leota was special to the Larry Bertsch family. My husband Larry (passed 2014) loved her kindness, consideration and joyfulness. I head not heard from her recently so I searched to see if she was ok. I am so sorry Leota passed. A great lady. She will b missed. My condolences and prayers to the family. Lillian Bertsch and family Bill and Lynn Bertsch, Suzanne Bertsch – Gibson and husband Curtis Gibson and Morgan (my grandson, Suzanne’s son).

  16. Chris and Melissa Bietz says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts are with you and your family and we have you in our thoughts.

  17. Vicki J Case says:

    Leota’s family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all as I just happened upon the passing of your Mom.I have so many memories of Hank and Leota and all the kids. I will see you all one day in Heaven. Vicki Jo Leintz Case

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