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Leo Cash

September 20, 1922 May 6, 2019
Leo Cash
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Obituary for Leo Cash

Leo Cash, age 96, passed away, at his home at Risen Son, on May 6, 2019.

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 20, 1922, to the late Sam and Theresa (Bosco) Cash. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School with the class of 1942. On October 9, 1948, Leo was united in marriage to Lloydine Coleman, and was blessed with daughter, Linda Sue. Leo worked as a postal carrier until his retirement in 1981. In high school, Leo played football and was a formidable grappler. Leo served in the US Navy, and there, wrestled for the Alameda Hellcats. He was the former Commander of the Council Bluffs American Legion Rainbow Post #2, a former member of the Executive Board, a Congregator for American Legion Military Funerals, and a member of the Legion Honor Guard Firing Squad. In 1960, Leo started youth wrestling along with Frank Jerkovich and Lou Massey.

Leo refereed wrestling and boxing, and umpired softball for over 58 years, finally hanging it up in 2001. He was past president of the Midwest Umpires Associations, a charter member of the Iowa Boys and Girls High School Athletic Associations, and Amateur Softball Association (A.S.A.). He umpired Girls High School and College games in the metro and Southwest, Iowa. In 2015, Leo was inducted into the Abraham Lincoln High School Hall of Fame.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Theresa Hecht, Josephine Garafalo, Angela Cash, Mary Roberts and Catherine Stewart.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lloydine; daughter, Linda (Chris) Manz; grandsons, August (Tami) Manz, Adam (Mandy) Manz; great-grandchildren, Mahri and Zander Manz; sister, Antoinette “Toni” Allmon.

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Funeral Service




11:00 AM 5/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Visitation with the family one hour prior to the service. Military Honors by the American Legion Post #2. A luncheon at Walnut Hill Reception Center, 1350 E. Pierce Street, following the burial.

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

1350 E. Pierce Street Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

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American Legion Veterans


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