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Jerry Roger Leininger

December 13, 1952 June 9, 2019
Jerry Roger Leininger
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Jerry Roger Leininger, of Plato, MO, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 66.
He was born on December 13, 1952 in St. Louis, MO to George William Leininger and Lillian Irene (Voerg) Leininger. On February 14, 1993 he married Brenda Jean (Bateman) Leininger in Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jamie Porter in 2012; two brothers, David Leininger and Richard Mitchell; and a sister, Penny Leininger.
Jerry was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Serving over 20 years in the US Army retiring Sergent Major touched hundreds of personnel's hearts. He was a hero to those who loved him and a savior to all who knew him. We all can go on for days on how he touched the family, but I have a story of how he touched a young soldiers families heart. Shortly before retiring on a Friday afternoon a young private walked into his office unsure where he needed to check into his new command. Jerry looked at his orders and called the privates command and told them he is on station and will check in Monday morning then took him, his wife and infant child to a hotel for the weekend, then went and bought food and diapers for the family with the private. He told the private he would pick him up first thing Monday morning and take him to his command. My father paid for it all and gave the kid his phone number and some extra cash. He was an angel in life and in death. You will be missed and loved by many.
Jerry is survived by: his wife, Brenda Leininger of Plato, MO; a son, Al Gordon and wife Michelle of Crocker, MO; two daughters, Jodi R. Leininger of LasVegas, NV and Michelle Stopka of Branson, MO; a brother, George Leininger and wife Janet of Lompoc, CA; three sisters, Linda Bixler of LasVegas, NV, Debra Wales and husband Scott, and Vicki Courtier of CA; five grandchildren, Robert Beach, Zachary Leininger, Joshua Beach, Shantell Porter and Kimberly Beach; and two great grandchildren, Ethan and Sloan.


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