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Dr Leon Frederick Striegel
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1923
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 10, 2009
Ocean Springs
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA

Although this obituary indicates he was buried in Tower Grove Cemetery, his wife and parents are buried in St. Andrew. I was told that an obituary published in the Southern Illinoisan also indicates he was buried at St. Andrew, not in Tower Grove.

Obituary from the Sun Herald, 5/14/2009:

Leon Frederick Striegel, affectionately known as "Doc," passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 10th in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who lived life to the fullest and greatly enriched the lives of all he touched. Leon was born in Murphysboro, Illinois on April 4, 1923 to Alfred Joseph Striegel, DVM and Ora Edith Striegel.

He served in the Navy during World War II. He attended Rankin Trade School in St. Louis for one year, before deciding to study pre-veterinary medicine at Colorado State University. He transferred to Southern Illinois University to complete his pre-veterinary studies in order to be closer to his mother after his father's death. He married his devoted wife of 61 years, . . . . He then graduated from The University of Illinois Veterinary School in 1953 and owned Striegel Animal Hospital for many years in Carbondale, IL. He served on the John A. Logan Foundation Board and was active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and Elks Club. His passions were making Striegelini wine and sailing. He sailed with his wife, . . . , winning many regattas and the Rebel National title in 1963. He also enjoyed attending football games at Carbondale Community High School and Southern Illinois University.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alfred Joseph and Ora Edith Striegel, and son Alfred William Striegel. He leaves behind his loving wife, . . . . He is survived by four sons, . . . ; and seven grandchildren: . . . ; and also many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and many friends.

Visitation will be at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Carbondale, Illinois on May 18, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, immediately followed by a funeral Mass at 12 noon with a burial service at the Tower Grove Cemetery in Murphysboro, IL. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are invited to make memorial gifts to the John A. Logan College Foundation, 700 Logan College Rd., Carterville, IL 62918, attn. Leon Striegel DVM Scholarship Fund; or the Odyssey Hospice Health Care, 9414 Three Rivers Road, Suite 3, Gulfport, MS 39503. The family would like to thank the staff of Davita Dialysis Center of Ocean Springs, MS, The Gardens Assisted Living Center of Ocean Springs, MS, and Odyssey Hospice Health Care of Gulfport, MS. Arrangements are under the direction of Meredith Funeral Home of Carbondale, IL and the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford- O'Keefe Funeral Home. View and sign register book at
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  Alfred Joseph Striegel (1889 - 1947)
  Ora Edith Spicer Striegel (1894 - 1989)
  Orpha Jane Borgsmiller Striegel (1925 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Andrews Cemetery
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Airrow
Record added: Jan 25, 2010
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Dr Leon Frederick Striegel
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Dr Leon Frederick Striegel
Added by: Laura Whistle Cates Duncan
Dr Leon Frederick Striegel
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- Kim R
 Added: Jul. 11, 2013
Dr Striegel - Even though you never liked to hear it, you helped me through SIU and beyond more than anyone ever did. I miss you.
- Justin
 Added: Feb. 8, 2010

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