December 5, 2013


Leonard Konstanz, 95, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lampe Funeral Home, and burial will be at a later date.

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Leonard Phillip Konstanz was born Nov. 23, 1918, at White River, S.D., to Jacob and Friedericka (Schuler) Konstanz. On Oct. 12, 1942, he married Luella Herr in Nebraska. They moved from Tripp, S.D., to Lake City in March 1953, and Leonard worked as a farmer and mechanic for International Harvester until his retirement in 1983.

Leonard is survived by his children Dale Konstanz of Florida, Linda Burgess of Des Moines and Pegg Seil of Lake City; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Sarah Rauscher and Frieda Stevenson and brother Ray Konstanz, all of West Bend, Wis., and twin brother Leo (Ernestine) Konstanz of Tripp, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Luella, son Courtney Konstanz, daughters Beverly Vincent and Sharon Vincent, granddaughter Leigh Heuton, great-grandsons Justin and Taylor Heuton, four brothers and three sisters.