Leo E. Versteegh
Leo E. Versteegh, 91, of Newton died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his home.
A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League or the American Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home.
Leo, the son of Sam and Leota Versteegh, was born on Sept. 8, 1921, in Sully. He graduated from Newton High School in 1941. Leo served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart. After returning from the service he made his home in Newton. Leo was a service station attendant working for Glen Wherman’s Shell for 30 years and for Bob Spain Skelly Oil Company for 10 years. He retired from Bob Spain’s in 1986.
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