William “Bill” Richard Leliefeld, age 81, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. He was born one of 15 children on May 21, 1940 in Guttenberg, IA, the son of Daniel and Rose (Kleine) Leliefeld.
Bill graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1958 and later served in the U.S. Army from May of 1963 till he received his honorable discharge on April 8, 1965. On November 5, 1966, Bill was united in marriage with Rita Amundson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg and the couple was blessed with 3 children. For over 30 years Bill worked for John Deere Dubuque Works till he retired in 1995.
Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years Rita; 3 children, Stacey Peterson, Daniel Leliefeld, Robert Leliefeld; 5 grandchildren, Justin & Trey Peterson, Jaden Leliefeld, Jaxson & Jilliann Leliefeld; 1 sister, Lois Goerdt and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; 13 siblings, Norman Leliefeld, Dorothy Knudtson, Bernard Leliefeld, Vera Mirocko, Opal Goerdt, Mary Sherriff, Kathleen Leliefeld, Pat Bolsinger, Carol Leliefeld, Gary Leliefeld, Betty Leliefeld, Joan White & Katie Ben.
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