1925 - 2020
SMSgt LEO OSWEILER U.S. Air Force Retired SMS retired Air Force, Leo Osweiler resident of Las Vegas since 1951 passed away on Sunday morning December 27, 2020. He was born in 1925 in Sigourney, Iowa, the eighth of ten children. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie, four brothers, three sisters, daughter Tonya Caskey and granddaughter, Heather Caskey. He is survived by one son, Jimmie, two granddaughters, Amanda and Jenna Caskey, wife Elsie and sisters Joan Bair and Rita Navarre are deceased. Leo grew up and farmed in Iowa until 1950. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and served in Korea, Europe, Southeast Asia and various bases in the U.S. He served as a jet engine mechanic for the Thunderbirds from 1958 to 1961. Medals awarded were bronze star, commendation medal and numerous other medals. After retiring from the Air Force with 20 years of service, he was employed by the City of Las Vegas. He served as a foreman at the City garage for 18 years until he retired in 1988. After retiring, he and his wife Elsie enjoyed traveling and took 20 cruises plus numerous trips overseas and many sites in the U.S. Leo enjoyed reading and all card and board games. His greatest passion was playing live poker and pinnacle. At his request, there will be no funeral or Celebration of Life. Leo requested his ashes be scattered with wife Elsie's ashes.

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Published by Legacy Remembers on Jan. 2, 2021.
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Leo was such a pleasant, patient, and gentle man. RIP, Leo.
Wendy Miller
January 9, 2021
Uncle Leo lived a long and productive life, with a mix of joys and sorrows, but always with a gentle focus on quiet service to his country and those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Stan and Barbara Osweiler
January 2, 2021