Karl H. Leitheusser, age 80, passed away June 22nd, 2019 at the Memory Care Facility at Arborview. He was born April 18th, 1939 to Wilhelm and Mia (nee Heuman) Leitheusser in Kirchbauna, Germany. Karl married Ellen Johnson on June 6th, 1964 at Burlington Methodist Church. He worked for Madison Tire, Warren Dairy, and Ball-Foster, before retiring to spend more time with his family. He loved to cook, especially over a campfire; he also enjoyed cars, camping, playing cards, trips to the casino, and working in his yard.
Karl will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Ellen Leitheusser; his children Jean (Brad) Otter, Julie (Jeff) Moen, and Jon Leitheusser; his grandchildren Jake (Rachel), Mitch, Nick, and Grant Otter; Jesse, Reid, and Brett Moen. He is further survived by his siblings Renate (Walter) Euler, Monica Kliewe, and Ellen (Jochen) Krohn; his brother-in-law William “Bill” (Sue) Johnson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Karl was preceded in death by his parents Wilhelm and Mia Leitheusser, his in-laws Robert F. and Hazel Johnson, his brothers-in-law Klaus Kliewe and Robert A. Johnson, as well as his nephew Kai Kliewe.
A private celebration of Karl’s life will be held at a later date.
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