In Memory of

Charles 'Chuck' Leinen

September 15, 1945 - August 27, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Charles 'Chuck' Leinen

Charles 'Chuck' Leinen

Born: September 15, 1945
Died: August 27, 2022
Age: 76

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     Charles Herman Leinen, the son of Frank and Ardyce Hitchcock Leinen, was born September 15, 1945 in Sibley, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Melvin, Iowa where he received his early education and graduated from the Melvin High School.  Chuck continued his education in college.

     On August 28, 1971, Chuck married Mavis Centner in Hartley, Iowa.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Spencer where he worked 36 years as a bridge foreman for Graves Construction Company. He retired in 2007.  Chuck loved his family, they were the world to him.  His passions were hunting and fishing, he loved the outdoors.

     Chuck passed away on August 27, 2022 at his home at the age of 76.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sherry Pierson.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mavis of Spencer, IA; two sons: Jeremy Leinen and his wife, Paula of Whiting, IA; Nathan Leinen and his wife, Lesa of Ankeny, IA; 6 grandchildren: Kyle (Ashley) Trierweiler, Karisa (Jake) Leinen, William Leinen, Ava Leinen, Autumn Leinen and Ambrey Leinen; 5 great grandchildren: Zack, Elijah, Ben, Nixon, Aubrynn Trierwiler; brother-in-law, Bill (Mary) Pierson of St. Joseph, MO; other relatives and friends.

Celebration Of Life Public Gathering will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at:

The HighLands
1211 St. Luke Drive
Spencer, Iowa

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice


Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:15 PM
“So sorry to hear about Chuck. I am his cousin. Charles and Minnie Leinen were my aunt and uncle. I was looking for information about Sherry, and found this obituary. I have an old picture of Sherry if you are interested, please let me know. ”
- Marilyn (Kish) Mason
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8:21 AM
“Mavis, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. Prayers for your healing and that God may surround you with His loving arms. Blessings .”
- Dyan Roth
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 4:11 PM
“Mavis so sorry for you and your families loss. May loving memories strengthen you during your grieving. Take care.”
- Michele Freeman
Monday, September 5, 2022 at 6:15 AM
“Mavis, Our sympathy during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort.”
- Dee & Gary Kilpatrick
Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 10:50 AM
“Mavis and family, so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in your memories.”
- Linda Jones
Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 6:59 AM
“Mavis & Family, We are sad to hear of your loss. May God wrap his arms around you with grace and comfort. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.”
- Lee and Nancy Ketcham
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 8:08 PM
“Mavis, Across many miles, I send my sincere condolences to you and your family. I'll surely be thinking of you in these months ahead. Ya all stay wrapped in the Grace of Christ. ”
- Claudia Orwig
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 12:17 PM
“Mavis ~ My thoughts and prayers are with you now, and will be in the days to come. It is a deep loss of one so loved.”
- Marcia Steffen
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:34 PM
“Mavis and family,
Please accept my prayers 🙏 of sympathy and comfort during this time of loss of Chuck. May he rest in peace.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:00 AM
“Mavis and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing! We had a lot of good laughs in the office over the years!”
- Dr Kenneth Hunziker
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:00 AM
“Mavis, Jerm and Nate, there are no words that can express my sorrow! I was beyond blessed to be a small part of his life. You are always in my prayers!! By the way, I’m pretty sure God’s got a fishing pole with his name on it! 🙂 Love always, Doug W.”
- Doug Welniak
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:00 AM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! May the Lord give you comfort and peace. Know we are feeling sympathy for you and your family!🙏”
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:00 AM
“Mavis and family,
So sorry for your loss. May God help you find comfort and strength at this difficult time through family and friends. Prayers go out to you all.”
- Linda Versluis
Monday, August 29, 2022 at 4:50 PM
“Mavis, Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for your family. Dennis and Lana (Steinke) Dallman”
- Lana Dallman
Monday, August 29, 2022 at 7:01 AM
“Mavis and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all during this time. ”
- Kim Manwarren
Monday, August 29, 2022 at 7:00 AM
“Mavis and Family, We mourn with you in the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Praising God for His assurance of eternal salvation and a supernatural peace to comfort you in this time of sorrow. HUGS! - Susan and Tim Christensen”
- Susan & Tim Christensen
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