January 6, 2023 - 3:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Garold “Garry” Leathers age 67, of Sibley passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Osceola Regional Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 9th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with family present at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, IA, with Pastor Brian Schafer officiating. Private burial with family will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery at Sibley, IA.

The Jurrens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Garry Leathers.

Garold Dean Leathers was born on November 19, 1955, in Lincoln, NE, the son of Robert H. and Mary Ann (Wagoner) Leathers. He grew up in the Kansas City area. His last two years of high school were at Ocheyedan where he graduated. On August 15, 1976, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Krieger in the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, IA. To this union three children were born, Amy, Robert, and Michael. The couple lived various places throughout their married life. They started off in Sibley, IA, before moving to Ottawa, KS, and Kansas City, KS, and then returned to Sibley. Garry worked as a truck driver for a time, then at Rosenboom Machine & Tool, and then as a machinist at Sudenga Industries until he retired in August of 2022. Having grown up in Kansas City, Garry was always a devoted Kansas City Chiefs fan. His hobbies included working with stained glass, working on home projects, and helping his kids with their projects. He passed on these hobbies to his children and grandchildren through countless hours spent together, including Grandpa Camp. Garry enjoyed taking trips, such as two houseboat trips in northern Minnesota, also hunting trips with his son, Bob, and numerous trips to where his son Michael was stationed while he was in the Army. He especially enjoyed a trip to Caserma Ederle, Italy. Garry’s family was the most important thing to him and no matter what, he was always there for them.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of forty-six years, Jacqueline Leathers of Sibley, IA; three children, Amy (Ryan) Blau of Spencer, IA, Robert Leathers of Spirit Lake, IA, and Michael (Dana) Leathers of Richmond Hill, GA; six grandchildren, Edyn and Rafe Blau, Tessa and Bryan Leathers, and Jericho and Juliana Leathers; sister, Mary (John) Siscoe of Gardner, KS; brother, Daniel (Annette) Leathers of Belton, MO; and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Ann Leathers; infant twin brothers, Terry and Jerry Leathers; and sister, Connie Sue Leathers.

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