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Fred W. Leuenberger
Manteca resident
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Fred W. Leuenberger, 87, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 7, in Manteca. He was born on September 15, 1922, to Swiss immigrants, Fred and Marie Leuenberger who settled  in Wisconsin as dairy farmers. He was 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 citizens 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 Celebration of Life will  be held at United Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. Fred’s final resting place is at the Tracy Mausoleum, family held a private interment. 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. To sign Mr. Leuenberger’s  on-line guest book please visit
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009