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Mike “Art” Leo

Posted September 23, 2013 in Ankeny, Obituaries

October 9, 1947 – September 19, 2013

Mike Leo

Mike Leo

Michael Carl Leo was born October 9, 1947 to Alfred and Jean Leo. He graduated from North High school in 1965, served in the US Army, and graduated from Drake University in 1973. Mike taught special education at Carlisle High School for 30 years, retiring in 2003.

Mike was co-founder of the Tall Dog Bike Club along with best friend, Dwayne Barton. Together they were known as “Art and Bart”. Bike riding took him all over the United States with his bike club buddies.

Mike was a gentle, fun-loving, patient, and caring man. He treasured his time with his grandchildren by cooking breakfasts, reading, playing, and watching their ball games.

Although his time with us was too short, he truly enjoyed every moment of his life, which revolved around family and friends.
Mike passed away at his home in his favorite room on September 19, 2013.

His memory will be treasured by those who survive him, including his wife, Debbie; step-son, Scott (Tredian) Hammonds; grandchildren, Manny and Mili Hammonds; mother-in-law, Darlene King and sister, Martha (Rick) Ullrich. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, and a host of relatives and dear friends who will all miss him greatly.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Ankeny Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2013 at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, 204 SW Walnut St., with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Memorials may be directed to the family for tributes to be determined at a later date.

Information provided by:
Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory
1510 West First Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

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