Obituary: Leon Edward Niederkorn 1935-2007

Leon (Lee) Edward Niederkorn, 72, of Cottonwood, died Dec. 9, 2007. He was born March 10, 1935 in Kenosha, Wis.

He served his country in the Army and then married Beverly Ann Jones on Sept. 7, 1957. Lee graduated from Northwestern University and began a long, successful career in the financial industry. Upon retirement, Lee and Bev moved to Cottonwood where he was active in community projects.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of 50 years; five children, Peggy (Art), Terri (Scott), Jim (Dea), Cindy (Pat), and Kristi (Seth); 13 grandchildren; and many friends.

A Visitation/Rosary will be held at Westcott Funeral Home Dec. 13, 2007, beginning at 4 p.m. The Memorial Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. Interment will follow at All Soul's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church Building Program.

An online guestbook is available at


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