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William Leith – Osceola

Published: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 3:18 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 8:51 a.m. CST

William "Bill" Leith, 61, of Osceola died Oct. 2, 2013, at his home after a battle with cancer.

Services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Central Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

William "Bill" Jon Leith, son of Mary (Young) and Oliver Leith, was born June 26, 1952, in Pocahontas.

Bill was raised on the family farm near Laurens. He attended elementary school in Ware and then went on to graduate from Laurens High School in 1970.

After high school, Bill continued to farm and raise cattle.

On July 5, 1974, Bill married Debra Eckerman, and they made their home on the family farm.

In 2006, Bill and Debbie moved to Osceola to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He began working for Farmer’s Coop of Osceola, driving a truck and hauling grain.

Bill is survived by his wife Debbie; children, Traci (Jason) Osborne, Mike (Tracy) Leith, Kristi Meyer and Lori (Josh) Griffith; grandchildren, Wesley, Brooke, Monica, Vanessa, Shaylen, Laney, Quincy and Trace; brothers, David Leith and Don (Shar) Leith; sister Carol (Bill) Lauritzen and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

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