February 15, 1940 - September 10, 2020
Rev. Robert Leiting, 80 of Carroll, died early Thursday morning, September 10, 2020 at the Friendship Home in the memory care unit in Audubon, Iowa. A private family Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia. The Celebrant will be Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City Diocese. Homilist will be Fr. Kevin Richter. Concelebrant will be Fr. Timothy Friedrichsen. Casket Bearers will be Fr. Bob’s nieces and nephews. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Arcadia. Family members attending the Funeral Mass are required to wear a face covering. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mailed to Rev. Robert Leiting Family, c/o Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St. Carroll, IA 51401. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Fr. Bob’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Born on February 15, 1940 in Carroll, Iowa, Robert Lawrence Leiting was the son of Herman B. and Catherine (Speyer) Leiting. He attended St. John School in Arcadia, St. Ann School in Vail, and later graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll. Fr. Bob received his Seminary education at Loras College in Dubuque, North American College Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and Mount St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque. Fr. Robert Leiting was ordained on June 3, 1967 at Cathedral of Epiphany in Sioux City, Iowa. Fr. Bob served as Assistant Pastor at Sacred Heart, Spencer, St. Rose of Lima, Denison, Immaculate Conception, Sioux City, St. Thomas, Emmetsburg, St. Mary’s, Guttenberg, St. Patrick, Sheldon and Resurrection Parish, Pocahontas. In 1975, Fr. was assigned as Pastor at St. Mary’s in Oto, later St. Mary’s in Dow City, St. Mary’s in Pomeroy, and Chaplain at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll for 17 years. Fr. Bob is survived by his siblings Jean (Wilbur) Nasby of Dresden, TN, Rose Winker of Windom, MN, Laurete (Bill) McGehee of San Antonio, TX, Glen (Michelle) Leiting of Westside, Eileen (Tom) Sporrer of Manning, Annette Quinlan of Austin, MN, Bruce Leiting of Waterloo, and Joan (Hank) Hillhouse of Lakeland, FL; as well as nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marilyn; and his brothers-in-law, Ken Winker, Bill Kramer, and Dave Quinlan.
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