Leonard L. Ratliff

Leonard Ratliff age 78 of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Leonard was born November 14, 1941 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to John and Lucille (Myler) Ratliff. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School. He married Faye Piercy August 7, 1965. Leonard joined The United States Navy and served from 1961 through 1965. He worked for Gate City Steel from 1965 to 1980 then he was a self-employed welder for years, he then went to work for the City of Missouri Valley in 1989 to 2009. Leonard was on the Missouri Valley City Council for eight years, a life member of the American Legion Post#337, he enjoyed fishing, camping, drinking coffee with guys, and most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, son Danny, sister Diana, brother Cork, brother-in-law Ernie Dearinger.
Survivors include his wife Faye Ratliff (Piercy), children John and wife Cindy of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Mike and wife Audra of Omaha, Nebraska, Jerry and wife Carrie of Mingo, Iowa. Six Grandchildren Lauren, Morgan, Michael, Max, Bennett, and Layla. Sisters Nancy Dearinger of Papillion, Nebraska, and Gracie Frazier of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. with Chaplain Mike Morgan at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
In Loving Memory Of Leonard L. Ratliff
Born November 14, 1941 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Entered Into Rest November 12, 2020 Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams
Musical Selections “Amazing Grace” “Wabash Cannonball”
Honorary Casket Bearer
Dale Daniels
Casket Bearers
Dwight Harper Doug Johnson
Bob Thompson Mike Nielson
Tim Cooper Josh Boruff
Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery Loveland, Iowa
Military Honors will be conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post# 337.