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“It was always a pleasure to co-chair & work at the Manitowoc Gun Club's Banquet with Leonard. Thanks again for all the time you devoted to the club....Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Joseph J Koneczka - Manitowoc, WI

“Remembering special times with your family. Lot's of picnics with the extended family at Silver Creek Park. Playing games at your house, the...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Diane Kastner Norby - Ottawa , IL

“Remembering his mischievous practical jokes, and his love of nature and the outdoors. Enjoy the views in Paradise prepared especially for you, Uncle...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mike Kadow - Green Bay, WI

“Rest in peace Grandpa I will always miss your sarcasm and funny jokes. You will always be in my heart and be very missed. I will always think of you...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kimberly Umnus - Manitowoc, WI

“Thank you Grandpa for a lifetime of great memories! You will forever me missed and never forgotten! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Chris Yindra - Grandson

“I'll never forgot all the wonderful memories of visiting Uncle Leo and Auntie Bonnie on English Lake. I have a few memories that come to mind.....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Michele Buchner - niece


Leonard J. Yindra

Leonard J. Yindra, age 74, a Whitelaw resident, died Thursday morning, May 12, 2011, at River’s Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Manitowoc.

Leonard was born on August 9, 1936, in Manitowoc, son of the late Daniel and Marcella (Kubsh) Yindra. He was a 1954 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Leonard was a product development and design engineer for Hamilton Industries for 30 years. He retired after 5 years of working for Mesa Industries of Elkhorn, WI. He currently owned Yindra Sport Supply and AUTO 1 ONE used car sales lot in Manitowoc. He was a member of the NRA and life member of the Manitowoc Gun Club. On October 5, 1957, he married the former Bonnie J. Christiansen at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife: Bonnie Yindra, Whitelaw; one daughter and son-in-law: Lori (Greg) Umnus, Manitowoc; one son and daughter-in-law: Dan (Diane) Yindra, Darboy; seven grandchildren: Chris (Tania) Yindra; Kimberly Umnus; Angela Umnus; Nicole Yindra; Samantha Yindra; Zachary Yindra; Danielle Yindra; two great-grandchildren: Andrew and Matthew Yindra; one uncle: Harvey Yindra and Judy of Manitowoc; two cousins: Terri (Rob) Rexrode, Denmark; Randy (Mary Sue) Yindra, Manitowoc; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Gary (Karen) Christiansen, Hot Springs Village, AR; Carol (Jim) Lambert, New London; special friends: LeRoy (Audrey) Christiansen; Gary (Joan) Krumel; Gene (Bonnie) Burmeister; Don (Helen) Belonger. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Daniel and Marcella Yindra; one brother: Marvin Yindra; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Robert (Joan) Kadow; Judy Christiansen; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Helmar and Fern Christiansen Schrank.

A service of comfort will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State Street, Manitowoc. The Rev. Robert Kujawski will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name would be appreciated.

A special thank you to the staff at River’s Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, especially Valerie and Stephanie, for their kind and compassionate care shown to Leonard.