Leonard J. Wassmuth, 89, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away peacefully in his home, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, surrounded by family. Leonard was born to Clarence (Clem) Wassmuth and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Wassmuth on Aug. 9, 1930, at his home in Greencreek, Idaho, delivered by Dr. Orr. He met the love of his life, Bonnie Goeckner and they married in 1952. They moved to Grangeville in 1959, and began their future together, raising two daughters, Shirley and Sheri. During his lifetime, Leonard farmed, worked at Jordan Motors, Madison Lumber, a farmhand for Edna Bailey, Inland Lumber in Mt. Idaho, then Idapine Mills for 33 years. Leonard and Bonnie purchased and ran Len’s Self Service Laundry from 1972 to 1998. In his spare time, he mowed lawns and enjoyed “puttering” in his garage with woodwork and mechanics. He was always down to go fishing with friends or family. He never missed his Monday and Wednesday “wrastlin” show. Leonard loved spending time with his family, especially grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed going for drives looking and counting all the deer along the way, he enjoyed giving the great-grandkids rides on the lawnmower, he would make numerous trips around the yard with a big smile on his face. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie; three sisters and six brothers. Surviving him are one brother, Tony; sister, Liz; daughters, Shirley (Mike) Alkire, and Sheri Wassmuth; grandchildren: Alicia (Guy) Ellibee, Brian (Nicki) Gortsema, Christi (Adam) Sonnen, Shayla Kaschmitter and Shaydn Wassmuth; great-grandchildren: Brock, Brandon, Bridget (Dusty), Eric, Cole, Cora, Haylee, Lilly McKinley; great-great-grandchildren: Rylie and Remi; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
There will be holding a Graveside Funeral at 11:00 A.M. at Prairie View Cemetery on Friday, March 20, 2020.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.trenaryfuneralhome.com