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LeRoy Twombley

Inwood, IA: LeRoy Twombley, 82, of Inwood, Iowa died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at his residence in Inwood. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Celebrate Church-Meadows Location 3211 S. Shirley Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Inwood, Iowa. Condolences for the family may be left online at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

LeRoy was born November 1, 1933 in Artesian, South Dakota the son of Bernard and Irene (Flagel) Twombley. LeRoy graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. After college, he honorably served our country in the United States Army from 1955-1957. On July 28, 1957, LeRoy married Maralyn Bassett in Watertown, South Dakota. LeRoy taught vocational agriculture in rural South Dakota. He then moved to Inwood, Iowa where LeRoy owned and operated the Arrow Lanes Bowling Alley. Afterwards, he worked at the lumber yard. LeRoy also held various part time jobs including working at Sunshine Foods in Sioux Falls and was a custodian at West Lyon School where he was also inducted into the West Lyon Hall of Fame in 2014.

LeRoy loved watching all West Lyon sporting events and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Sticking close to his roots, he was a farmer at heart and was an avid fisherman and hunter. LeRoy’s love for people was evident in his ability to visit with anyone and everyone.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Maralyn of Arlington, SD; sons, Greg Twombley of suburban Washington DC, Wayne (Jennifer) Twombley of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jim Twombley of Inwood, IA; grandchildren, Jacob, Emily, Andrew, Lindsey, Tyler Twombley, Lauren LoPrimo, and Todd Twombley; great-grandchildren, Connor Twombley, Benjamin and Sebastian LoPrimo; sisters, Beulah Stolz of Ft. Worth, TX and Lola (Doyce) Busch of Pierre, SD.

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. ,Thursday, March 10, 2016
Celebrate Church-Meadows Location
3211 S. Shirley Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57106


5:00 - 6:30 p.m. ,Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Porter Funeral Home ~ Inwood
102 South Main Street Inwood, Iowa 51240

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To the family of LeRoy, his wife Maralyn, his sons Greg, Wayne my son-in-law, Jim, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his sisters you all have my deepest sympathy. I got to know Leroy when he visited Wayne and Jenny to come to their many events in the lives of his and my grandchildren over the past many years. Leroy loved to see the grandchildren as he did not get to see them that often. I will always have fond memories of Leroy as I got to know quiet well. He is in a place now where he can help all of us in the future.
My deepest sympathy to you all,
Dick Noonan

Dick Noonan Mar 11 2016 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all during this sad time. May you find comfort and peace at this difficult time. Leroy will be missed.

Brian & Caren Berentschot Mar 10 2016 12:00 AM

Jim, so sorry to hear about your dad. I always had so much fun talking with him. He will be missed.

Paula Bosler Mar 8 2016 12:00 AM

LeRoy was a good , dedicated employee he loved to visit and talk especially about West Lyon activities ( sports or music and the plays) . He and I talked many times about his roots in Artesian , and school South Dakota State. He was an avid fan. LeRoy would stop back after retiring just to see how things were going and how I was doing , he was a caring man we talked about his kids , grandkids so proud and his new found church many times . I was so so happy that he and Jim found a place they could call home at Celebate . He always enjoy Pastor Keiths messages, Jesus Christ had become the best part of his spiritual life . May he be smiling with you now.

Scott Ahrendt Mar 8 2016 12:00 AM