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Our Savior, Jesus Christ, has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.

Let us remember with thanksgiving what God had done through his servant, Heinz Robert Leimenstoll.

Heinz Robert Leimenstoll was born in Germany on March 6, 1932 to Robert and Emma Leimenstoll. He was reborn as a child of God in the waters of Holy Baptism on the 30th day of March.

On Judica Sunday, 1946, he was confirmed in the Christian faith and was fed the life-giving body and blood of Jesus.

He was united in holy marriage to Helga Schindler on Aug. 29, 1956 and blessed with 56 years of married life together. God also blessed them with the gift of children: Bernd (Cindy), Uwe (Carolynne), and Tom (Angela).

On Aug. 12, 2012, God called Heinz home to Heaven.

He is survived by his wife, Helga; sons, Bernd (Cindy), Uwe (Carolynne), and Tom (Angela); grandchildren, Christopher, Luke, Chad, Robert, and Cayla; brother-in-law, Albert and family; as well as several cousins in Germany.

Heinz was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Emma; and granddaughter, Tera.

A prayer service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Lutheran Hour in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Lutheran Hour, with Rev. Jacob Quast officiating.

Interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

The pallbearers will be Christopher Leimenstoll, Luke Leimenstoll, Chad Leimenstoll, Robert Leimenstoll, Cayla Leimenstoll, and Tom Leimenstoll.

The honourary pallbearers will be Ed Sletmoen, Dettmar Ruppenstein, Art Scheirer, Mel Wilson, Gorden Bell, and Clint Kasma.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Church of the Lutheran Hour.

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The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our brother, Heinz Robert Leimenstoll.