Hamilton County


Pvt. James Luverne Leopold




James Luverne Leopold was born Oct. 31, 1922 to Carl Oscar and Lillian S. Leopold. He died Mar. 6, 1951 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Leopold served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Mar. 7, 1951

Webster City Veteran Dies in Des Moines

James (Jim) Leopold, 28, World War II veteran, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans’ Hospital in Des Moines where he had been a patient since Jan. 6. He had been in poor health the past six months.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster funeral home with Rev. J. A. Farnham officiating. Military services will be held at Graceland cemetery.

Born in Webster City —

James Luverne Leopold, son of Carl and Lillian Leopold, was born Oct. 31, 1922 in Webster City. He attended the Webster City schools and was graduated with the class of 1940. Following his graduation, he went to Glendale, Calif., where he was employed at the Vega Aircraft Corp. plant.

He resided there a year, then returned to Webster City. He entered the service in September, 1942, serving with the air force ground crews for four years.

He was united in marriage June 1, 1944 to Bethine Kurtz of Pascagoula, Miss. After his return from the service, Mr. and Mrs. Leopold resided in Des Moines for six months, where he attended A.I.B.

The couple then moved to Webster City, their home since. He had been employed as a journeyman plumber at the Cleckner Plumbing Co. for several years.

List Survivors —

He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Richard (LaVonne) Carlson of Minneapolis, and Sharon Leopold of this city. Also surviving is one niece, Corrine Joyce Carlson, and several aunts and uncles.

He was baptized in the Methodist faith and was a member of the church. He was a member of the American Legion and active in that organization.

He joined the Boy Scout troop here at the age of 12 and was active in the Scouts for six years.

A quiet, likable young man, Mr. Leopold had made many friends during his residence in this city. He was known as a capable, conscientious worker in everything he attempted.

Source: ancestry.com