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Regina Leichtman

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Regina M. Leichtman, age 76 of New Hampton, IA died on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at her home, in New Hampton, IA surrounded by her family. Regina Mary Martin was born on May 5, 1933 to James and Elizabeth (ONiell) Martin in New Hampton, IA. She attended St. Josephs School in New Hampton andattended New Hampton High School. Regina was united in marriage to Claude Babcock Jr. on July 1, 1950 at St. Josephs Parsonage in New Hampton. The couple lived in New Hampton and to this marriage six children were born. Later they were divorced. Regina was employed as a waitress and hostess at Rogers Famous Foods in New Hampton and was later employed at the New Hampton American Legion as a bartender. Regina was united in marriage to Duane Leichtman on June 17, 1972 in the Little Brown Church at Nashua, IA. The couple made their home on a farm near New Hampton where they farmed together. In 1995 they moved to their present home in New Hampton. Regina enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, cats, bird watching, shopping, playing pool and cards. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Regina is survived by her husband Duane Leichtman of New Hampton; six children, Claude (Nancy) Babcock of Lawler, Steve (Shirley) Babcock of New Hampton, Rosemary (Dennis) Carpenter of North Washington, Mike (Kathy) Babcock of New Hampton, Philip Babcock of Colorado Springs, CO and Kate (Dick) Schmidtke of Cedar Falls, IA; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two sisters Agnes ONeill of New Hampton, IA and Mary Patt Attelson of Nacogdoches, TX; two brothers Paul Martin of Mason City; Francis (Eleanor) Martin of New Hampton. Regina was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers JR, Patrick and John Martin; a great-granddaughter Magdaline Dietzenbach; three brothers-in-law, Vernon, Kenneth and Lloyd Leichtman. Cemetery: A private burial will take place at a later date at New Hampton Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Reginas six children, Claude, Steve, Rosemary, Mike, Philip and Kathryn. The morning coffee group will serve as honorary casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 4, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Service: Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in New Hampton, IA with Reverend Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. My thoughts prayers are to everyone that had the privilege of knowing Regina. She always had a smile on her face never complained no matter how much her arthritis was hurting.

  2. Steve and Shirley and family, I send my sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your mother and grandmother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Pat

  3. I will always remember your smile, it would light up the room. Also, thanks for the memories of cutting the wedding cake at mine and Dans wedding with Aunt Linda S. I think the kids were scared to go get cake from you two. Lots of memories. Keep smiling.

  4. My deepest Sympathy to Rosemary Dennis, Claude Nancy. Steve Shirley and all of the family on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother. May you be given the strength to carry this burden. With Love Lucille Burgart

  5. With deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful lady. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Dave Kay Attleson. Longs South Carolina

  6. We want to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. May God bless you with comfort and strength to support you in your grief. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

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