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Fred W. Leuenberger

29-year Manteca resident

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POSTED October 17, 2009 1:35 a.m.
Fred W. Leuenberger, 87, entered into rest on October 7, 2009, in Manteca, California. He was born on September 15, 1922, to Swiss immigrants, Fred and Marie Leuenberger who settled in Wisconsin as dairy farmers. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as, one sister, Hilda Leuenberger.  Fred was a resident of Manteca for 29 years.

Mr. Leuenberger is survived by his wife of 61 years, Adeline Leuenberger of Manteca. His children are Janice Bresee of Manteca, Glen Leuenberger of Manteca and Dennis Leuenberger of The Philippines. Fred was blessed by four grandchildren; Kim Otuafi of Hawaii, Sara Leuenberger of New Mexico, Jenny Bresee and Kevin Bresee both of Santa Clara and 6 great-grandchildren.

Fred was a member of the Manteca Senior Center and involved with their Brown Bag program helping other senior citizen’s enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits. He was also a member of the United Lutheran Church of Manteca.

Mr. Leuenberger’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son of Manteca.  A memorial service will be held in Fred’s honor at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, suggested donations can be sent to United Lutheran Church, 649 Northgate Dr., Manteca, CA 95336 or Optimal Hospice Foundation, 122 W. Granger Ave., Modesto,  CA 95350  

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Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
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