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“Sending love and sympathy Janet to you and your family. May God Bless each of you and give you strength and peace. Love Lowell & Mary Smith ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Lowell & Mary Smith - Ankeny, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with your whole familyVw ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Kathryn Sibbel - Ankeny, IA

“I have fond memories of being neighbors for many years with Earl, Jan and Jeff on Park View Drive. The annual block party was fun to plan, set up...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Virginia Wolf - Yorba Linda, CA

“Prayers to the Leonard family. Earl was one of my favorite teachers and coaches. He had a great sense of humor. Remember time in 9th grade I got...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Tim Flowers - Student

“Jan, so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He was very special, and I especially loved his sense of humor. Growing up across the street from you and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie (Stubbe) Zittergruen - IA

“Earl was a great colleague and friend. He was always a wealth of knowledge and stories to keep me going. RIP old friendDennis Albertson ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis Albertson

“Rest in peace my friend and fellow teacher and coach. I always respected you as a professional and looked forward to that great sense of humor. You...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Wilson - Bella Vista, AR

“Wonderful Ankeny memories of Mr. Leonard, who gave me a great sense of how to speak up for myself as a shy teen. Thank you to Janet for sharing your...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Trena Madison - West New York, NJ

“I taught with Earl at Ankeny High. He was always a kind, funny and supportive colleague and well- loved teacher. He will be missed. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Marilyn Sand - Norwalk, IA

“RIP, Mr Leonard. One of my favorite teachers & coaches! 3 strikes! Tanks, but no tanks. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Andrew McGuire - Ankeny, IA

11 of 17 | Posted by: Lou Piatt - Ankeny, IA

“My prayers & condolences to Earl's family on your loss. Words cannot begin to describe the impact this man had on my life. To put it simply, he was...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dan Bratten - Sioux Falls, SD

“I'm so sorry for your loss, Janet and family. I loved working with Earl at Ankeny High School.His wry sense of humor and ability to easy going...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Kaye Bair - Burnsville, MN

“Coach Leonard was truly one of the good guys in this world. Always positive, encouraging and sincere. We loved him as a teacher and a coach...then...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Ron Sampson - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“Leonard family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Shary Albaugh - Ankeny, IA

“Janet, Jeff , Xavier and family,Our hearts are broken for all you who loved Earl. He will be sorely missed. He has touched so many lives and made a...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Marshall - Ankeny, IA

“Janet, Jeff , Xavier and family,Our hearts are broken for all you who loved Earl. He will be sorely missed. He has touched so many lives and made a...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Marshall - Ankeny, IA

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Earl Dean Leonard, 80, of Ankeny died Friday, January 3, 2020 from complications of COPD.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, January 7th at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). The life and spirit of Earl will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday January 8th at Ankeny United Methodist Church (206 SW Walnut St).
Burial will follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.

Earl was born October 6, 1939 to Carl and June Leonard. He was born and raised in Perry, Iowa. He graduated from Perry High School and received his BA Degree from Buena Vista College and a Master's Degree from Drake University.

Earl taught and coached in Callender and Ankeny. He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 53 years. Earl and Janet sealed their love in marriage on July 17, 1960.

Those blessed to share his life include his wife Janet of 59 years; son, Jeff (Deena); grandchildren, Xavier Leonard, Adam, Anna, and Arik Logsdon; brother, Jerry (Jackie); sister-in-law, Janet.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene.