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Kurt P. Leuenberger, Sr.

January 7, 2021

Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.

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Kurt Paul Leuenberger, Sr. passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 following a decade battle with cancer. Born September 15, 1955 in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan and raised in Cincinnati Ohio. Kurt is the son of Paul and the late Marilyn (Seitzer) Leuenberger. Kurt was the loving husband to Donna Sue (Heck) Leuenberger and together they resided in Northern Kentucky. He had five children Kurt (Angie) Leuenberger, Tim (Missy) Leuenberger, Sarah Rabon, Anne (Dennis) Tepe, and Laura (Leonard) Banks. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren Aiden, Grace, Sydney, Henry, Dennis, Cooper, Bradley, Evelyn, and Elise. Additional survivors include three sisters Lisa (Jeff) Kroger, Nancy (Ken) New, and Tricia (Pat) Meyers. Late Sister-in-law Mary Ann Long, Brother-in-law to Bill (Linda) Heck, Don (Myra) Heck, Anne (late Gary) Pelgen, and Bonnie (late Phil) Schneider. Also survived by his Aunt Claire (Fricke) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. After graduating from Elder High School, Kurt joined the family business of Leuenberger Meats on Prout’s Corner in Cincinnati. He spent his professional career as a meat cutter and took great pride in serving his customers. He was proud to always provide his family with the best cuts of meat paired with a fine wine for every occasion. Kurt was an avid outdoorsman. On his days off, he would head to the river to hunt ducks and geese or head to the fields with his English Setters chasing quail and pheasants. He enjoyed the company and the dogwork more than the harvest. He will have to continue his lifelong quest of killing a gobbler in heaven. He spent his summers trap shooting with his wife and together they competed multiple times in the Grand National. Kurt was a man of many talents. You can find his many wood carvings throughout his house. Together, Kurt and Donna Sue spent their time landscaping and planting flowers putting one of their homes in the historical society. He was very confident on the dance floor and danced as long as his legs would let him. He rooted for the Buckeyes and the Bengals. In addition to his talents, Kurt was a man of faith and spirituality. During his younger years, Kurt attended St. Teresa of Avila and Elder High School. Later in life he became an active member of the Crossroads Church. His joke telling, his pranks, his laugh, and choice of music made Kurt’s larger than life personality and enthusiasm for living contagious and will be missed by all. Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are requested to the DAV, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or to Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203.