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Howard Leinweber

Nov. 21, 1937 - Aug. 25, 2018


August 30, 2018

Howard Victor Leinweber

Howard Victor Leinweber

Howard Victor Leinweber, 80, of Colfax, Wash., passed away August 25, 2018, at Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax.

Howard was born Nov. 21, 1937, in Colfax, Wash., to Victor & Leona (Utke) Leinweber. He grew up in Endicott and Colfax, completing his education at Colfax High School. Howard went to work for his uncles on the family farm following school, later working for 20 years at Ben's Auto Body Shop. Howard returned to farming from which he retired.

On April 18, 1960, Howard married Susan LaFaye Whitney in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. Together they have made Colfax their home. His family was of the utmost importance to Howard throughout his life, always putting them first. He was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Howard so enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors and all it had to offer. Howard loved hunting, fishing, painting and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Susan Leinweber, at their Colfax home; two sons, Howard P. Leinweber (Deanna) of Colfax, and Joe Leinweber (Jill Suess) of Steptoe; his daughter, Brenda Olson (Mel) of Cheney; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; his sister, Loretta Johnston of Lewiston, and longtime friend, (Son) Duke Bennett of Otis Orchards. Howard was preceded in death by his parents and brother, August J. Leinweber.

A celebration of life will be held at the Colfax Golf Course on September 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax, WA, has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com.


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