Leonard Allen Bird, age 75, of Marengo, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Amara Hospice House in Edinburg, TX. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., April 30, 2016, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa with Rev. Matt German officiating. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home. the famiy will receive friends from 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. Saturday at the Marengo American Legion Hall.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Diane; sisters, Dorothy Crook (Verlin) of Waterloo, and Alice Canon (Sydney). He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Jess, Harold, Don and Bob.
Leonard Allen Bird was born January 21, 1941 in Delta, Iowa, the son of Jerry Bird and Eathyl Naomi White Bird. Following his graduation, Leonard served in the U.S. Army for several years. He and Diane Seevers were married on November 11, 1966 at the Little Brown Church, in Nashua, Iowa. Leonard was employed with Amana Refrigeration for a few years. He worked with the Department of Transportation from 1971 -83, and the University of Iowa from 1984 – 93. He was a member of the Marengo American Legion Post #76.
Leonard was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, and enjoyed NASCAR races. He liked to spend time camping and fishing. He loved his wife and his dogs, and cherished the time spent with them, his family, and his friends.