Clifton B. “Cliff” Leininger

Clifton B. “Cliff” Leininger

Oakland, Freeborn County, Minnesota, USA
Death 25 Apr 2016 (aged 95)
Dexter, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Dexter, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 162386814 · View Source
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Clifton B. Leininger, 95, of Dexter, Minnesota passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home.

Clifton B. Leininger was born October 24, 1920 in Oakland, Minnesota to Frank Anthony and Lovina Jane (Ballard) Leininger. He was a 1940 graduate from the Elkton High School in Elkton, Minnesota. On June 1, 1943 Cliff was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Dawson in Elk River, Minnesota. After Cliff and Mary Ellen got married, Cliff enlisted into the United States Army on June 15, 1943 and served until December 13, 1945. When Cliff was discharged from the Army he returned home and worked on the family farm and at IBM in quality control until his retirement in 1983. After his retirement Cliff attended Austin VoTech and received a degree in auto body repair, and he also went to oil painting classes in Rochester and Austin. Among repairing cars, creating many oil paintings and designing and building a surveillance system for his farm Cliff had various hobbies. Most of all, Cliff enjoyed fishing at the lake with his family and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was also a member of a support group in Austin for Macular Degeneration.

Cliff is survived by his children Sharon (Lee) Wright, Terry (Dee) Leininger and Brian (Cathy) Leininger, seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lovina, wife Mary Ellen and brother Reno.

Memorial services for Clifton Leininger will be held 11AM Saturday May 14, 2016 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, Minnesota with Pastor Joe Haynes officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Published in the Austin Daily Herald May 9th 2016

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  • Created by: Barbara Lamb
  • Added: 9 May 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 162386814
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clifton B. “Cliff” Leininger (24 Oct 1920–25 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 162386814, citing Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Lamb (contributor 47618326) .