Robert U. Leinenbach,72, Jasper

Robert L Leinenbach1Robert U. Leinenbach, 72, of Jasper, died Monday (March 24) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Campus in Jasper. He was born on November 9, 1941, in Ferdinand, to Robert A. and Evelyn (Linette) Leinenbach. He married Betty J. Blessinger September 21, 1985, in Jasper.

Robert retired from Jasper Engines, where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, and volunteered at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Campus. He enjoyed trains and going to auctions.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Leinenbach; one sister, Sandy Begle, Ferdinand; also children, step-children, and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Janis Morgan.

Funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with entombment follow at Fairview Cemetery mausoleum. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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