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Allen R. "Al" Leu - 65

5/11/1955 - 9/6/2020

Clinton, Iowa

Allen R. “Al” Leu, age 65 of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his home.  Cremation rites will be accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday, September 10th at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 6:00PM.


     Al was born in Clinton on May 11, 1955 the son of Wayne and Coralie (Meissner) Leu.  He attended Clinton Schools.  He served with the U.S. Army.  Al married Ruth Eversoll on June 11, 1988 in Clinton.  He was a truck driver his whole life, most recently with N & M Transfer.  Al was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.  He enjoyed bike riding, classic rock, trying to fix things and following the St. Louis Cardinal’s.


     Al is survived by 3 sons, Geoff Leu, Tom (Jacquelyn) Leu of Houston, TX and Nick Leu of Clinton; 2 grandchildren, Alexander and Georgia; a brother, Keith Leu of Maryland; 3 sisters, Barbara Leu of San Antonio, Margaret (Tony) Friesen of Missouri and Sandy Gallagher of Baltimore; a step-brother, Kevin (Scott) Adler of Arlington, VA and a step-sister, Amy Adler of Pensacola, FL.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Online condolences may be left at


Gathering of Friends

Cremation rites will be accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday, September 10th at the Pape Funeral Home.

Memorial Service:

A memorial service will begin at 6:00PM.


  • Lynn Robimson

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    A great and long time friend. You will be missed Al. Condolences to the family.
  • Dave and Ellen Schoo

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Since moving, we think often of all our congregation family members with fond thoughts of each one. We're so sorry to hear of Al's sudden passing. He was steadfast , knowledgeable, a true brother and friend, teaching us what endurance means against the opposition of others viewpoints. Sleep peacefully, dear Brother until the day you rise in paradise earth.
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    2 weeks, 6 days ago

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  • Tracy and Cyndi White

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Dear Family of Al, 

    We just wanted you to know how very sorry we are for the loss of your beloved Al! He really loved his family and spoke very highly of you! You boys and his grandchildren were the highlight of his life! His eyes would light up when he mentioned you.

    One of the last times we saw him on Zoom he was telling everybody there how excited he was about his new granddaughter who was on her way that day. He was so happy to finally have a girl born in the family and hoping to get to see her in person soon. We're sorry that didn't happen for him and you guys. 

    We want to thank you so much for sharing him with us as a friend in our congregation. He was a very helpful and kind person and fun to be around. He was a wonderful brother in the faith and we will all be missing him for the time being. But please know in your hearts that our loving God through his son Jesus will awaken him from death into that beautiful paradise earth that Al looked forward to. It will be so wonderful to see him again then when the words of Psalms 37:9-11 are fulfilled. What a happy time that will be!

    But until then may your happy memories of Al help you to endure these sad times. 

    Sincerely,                                                                                                          Tracy and Cyndi White

  • Nancy (Leu) Charnoski

    2 weeks, 4 days ago

    To Al's family, I am so sorry for his passing and know the grief you must be feeling.  Al was one of my favorite cousins and we had many fun times growing up.  He use to drive truck out here to Calif where I live and stop at the house for the night for a short visit and sometimes he'd bring my hubby some frozen smelt fish for a treat and one Christmas they put together a race car track for our boys.  I just talked to Al a month ago and he was excited to be retiring and getting to do all the things around the house and visiting family. I was so shocked to hear he passed. So I hope his memories keep your hearts warm and know he loved you all so much.  RIP cousin....Nancy

  • Sandra Leu Gallagher

    2 weeks, 3 days ago

         To Nick, Tom, Geoff

          My brother, Al was so proud of his sons.  You guys turned out wonderfully.  Your dad told me he couldn't have asked for better sons.  He loved you so very, very much.  He loved his grandkids too, but he told me he thought that he was a really lucky dad. You can be certain that he is looking down from heaven on you fondly with nothing but love in his heart for you.  And whenever you need encouragement or have a difficult decision to make, just think about him guiding you to do the next right thing. He will give you the right direction.  He worked hard to care for you, and sometimes, that's just how dads show a lot of their love, and it was hard for him to be away from home when you were young and not seeing you for a long time, but he missed you more than you probably know.  And you can rest assured knowing that he wanted all good things for you in your life.  If he was ever mad and angry with you, just know that he has forgiven you, and he hopes that you can forgive him in any way he has hurt you.  I am certain that he always loved your mother; sometimes, deeper and sometimes, not as deep as he wished, but he always loved her.  He may have tried to move on with his life after he and your mother split up, but because he loved her so much, moving on never really worked for out for him, so I truly believe he loved her till the day he died.  And the only wish he has for all of you is that you become happier and healthier in your lives moving forward. And when you get to the Pearly Gates, please let St. Peter know that he really tried to get you to become a Jehovah's Witness, but you just weren't feelin' it for some reason or the other, and there was no way on God's green earth that your dad ever would've been successful.  Ok?  God will forgive you because that's what God is all about; loving, kind, and caring.  So, God bless you and keep you now and forever in peace and blessings.  And know without a doubt, Aunt Sandi always comes through in a pinch.  So call me any time, day or night, 24/7.  (410-979-1577)  Please keep in touch.  I'm sorry that I couldn't make it to the funeral home memorial service, but I was with you in spirit and with God.  My deepest sympathies and greatest condolences in the loss of your father.  I love you.  


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