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December 17, 1946 – August 30, 2023

Leon Harold Gerhardt Loeffler

Leon Harold Gerhardt Loeffler, 76, of Underwood, Minnesota passed away at his home on August 30, 2023.

Leon was born December 17, 1946, in Maple Grove to August and Winifred (Harff) Loeffler. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Corcoran and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Leon graduated from Rockford High School in 1964. On September 27, 1980, he married Barbara (Hartkopf) Baldwin at Salem Lutheran Church

During and after high school, Leon worked on the family farm in Corcoran. While farming, he drove a bulk milk truck in the area. He was also employed at C & W Spinning. Leon and Barb moved from Corcoran to their lake home in Underwood. In Underwood, he continued work as a bulk milk truck driver, and as a nurse’s aide in various nursing homes. Most recently, he worked as a greeter at Walmart in Fergus Falls.

Leon had an innovative spirit and enjoyed inventing and creating things. He loved dogs of all shapes and sizes, from his house pets to his Coon hounds to sled dogs. In recent years, he followed in his mother and sisters’ footsteps and developed a love for cooking. He especially enjoyed creating his own special recipes.

Leon is survived by his sisters Judith Mielke, Barbara (George) Johnson, and Phyllis (Arnold) Kral; stepchildren Laurie Cruikshank, Linda (Bob) Marquette, Jay (Jeanne) Baldwin, Annie Corey, and Susie Baldwin; grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his parents, brother-in-law Arthur Mielke and step son-in-law, Ronnie Cruikshank.


6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Debi Nielsen

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. Marlyne Johnson

    I am so sorry for your loss Leon was a great guy,,,I worked with him at Broen Home he was so good to his residents

  3. Rachelle Hanson

    I will miss seeing Leon when he makes it to church. He and Barb were such sweet souls.

  4. Carrie Brue

    I was so very sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. He was a friend of mine when he worked at LB Broen Home . My sympathies to your family. Leon was a great guy.💝

  5. Leann Hamre

    So sad to hear this news. Leon was a sweet man. Always had a smile ready for you when he saw you. He will be missed. My condolences to the all family and friends

  6. Carol Eller

    Dave and I are so sorry to here about Leon’s passing. Dave and I worked with his wife and Barb was Dave’s supervisor. He is with Barb now. Rest in peace Leon.


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