Estelle Rose Leuthold, 91, Hills, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Sanford Luverne Medical Center.
A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 24, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, Iowa. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Game Plan 4 Hope (gameplan4hope.org.)
Estelle Moser was born March 16, 1930, to John and Rose (Kellenberger) Moser in rural Larchwood, Iowa. She was raised on a farm near Larchwood and attended Larchwood Township country school No. 2.
Estelle married Alvin Leuthold on April 6, 1948, at the Lyon County Courthouse. They first lived in Hills and then moved to a farm north of Beaver Creek. Later they started their homestead farm south of Hills where they lived and raised all of their eight children. Estelle worked on the farm nearly her whole life. On Oct. 30, 1993, Estelle’s husband, Alvin, died unexpectedly.
Estelle was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester. She enjoyed sewing and made many clothes for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She worked many hours in the garden and canned many foods. Her family was her legacy and meant the world to her. She especially enjoyed watching her family grow to the current number of 168 living Leutholds.
She is survived by eight children, Sandy (Ron) Feucht of Hills, Jerry (Sue) Leuthold of Victoria, Pam (Tony) Bosch of Brandon, South Dakota, Lois Leuthold, Alan (Lois) Leuthold, Dennis (Diane) Leuthold, Stuart (Rochelle) Leuthold and Melissa (Jeff) Bass, all of Hills; 29 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; three siblings, Franklin Moser of Larchwood, Iowa, Evelyn (Roy) Metzger of Bloomfield, Iowa, and Janet Wysong of Hills; and many other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin Leuthold; two grandchildren, Tammy Bosch and Matthew Feucht; a great-grandson, Kelvyn Leuthold; nine siblings, Milford John Moser (infant), Ione (John) DeHaan, Mariann (Elmer) Metzger, Johnnie Moser, Harry Moser, Leo (Leona) Moser, Donald Moser, Betty (Paul) Leuthold and Donna (John) Gerber.
Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.