|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1899|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1966|
Henry 'Lorain' Leppla II died at the age of 66 on January 5, 1966 in Mesa, Arizona after a year long battle with cancer.
Lorain was born on September 9, 1899 in Spearfish, South Dakota to Henry Lorain Leppla I and Adelle Amanda "Della" (Ralph) Leppla. By the time Lorain turned 11 years old the family had moved to Phoenix, Arizona and were in the citrus growing business.
Lorain attended the University of Arizona taking classes in Mining Engineering. He was on the UofA tennis team which traveled throughout the southwest. He played with quite a bit of success, winning enough games to be considered the 'star' of the team. On January 27, 1925 he married Ruth Malissa Roby who was a teacher at the time. Meanwhile, Lorain was brought into the citrus business with his father. Lorain and Ruth had two children together: Henry Leppla III born in 1927 and Fanchon (Leppla) Bartow then Iglehart born in 1929. Lorain was active in the citrus business with his father for many years and eventually brought his own son, Henry Leppla III, into the business as well.
In 1935 his beautiful wife, Ruth, died of pneumonia at the tender age of 35. Lorain remarried; first Brenda, who was with him until the children were grown; then Cele, who survived him for some years.
Some of the grandchildren called him 'Dodi', a nickname that was carried over from the previous generation, but I liked to call him grandpa. All the grandchildren loved to go to his house where he had a drawer in the kitchen that was always full of candy for us. I remember him as a happy and very kind person. I also remember that he loved to watch a good boxing match on the television.
Bio by: Mary Ann Leppla b. 1953
Henry Lorain Leppla (1858 - 1934)
Della Amanda Ralph Leppla (1867 - 1923)
Ruth Malissa Roby Leppla (1900 - 1935)*
Henry Leppla (1927 - 2013)*
Ralph Lewis Leppla (1887 - 1955)*
Henry Lorain Leppla (1899 - 1966)
John Edwin Leppla (1903 - 1971)*
California Pvt US Army World War I
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Maintained by: Mary Leppla 53
Originally Created by: Carl Steiger
Record added: Jul 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54768541
Added: Nov. 23, 2012
Thank you for your service, and rest in peace, Henry.|
Added: Nov. 22, 2012