Alan Eugene Leimbach
February 18, 1949 - May 26, 2013
Alan Eugene Leimbach, 64, formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away May 26, 2013 in Payson, of natural causes. He was born Feb. 18, 1949 in Sioux Falls, S.D. to William Leimbach and Constance Nessan Leimbach. He moved to Payson in 2005, where he resided at the time of his death.
He received his education in Sioux Falls, S.D. In 1969 he married Linda Brown and they had two daughters. He was filled with joy when he spoke of his daughters and grandchildren.
Alan will be remembered for his love of cars and NASCAR racing. He enjoyed trucking and especially loved taking his family with him when he could.
He also appreciated a good day of fishing.
He was a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard.
Mr. Leimbach truly loved living in Payson. He had many friends he spent time with there including a mule near his home he fed carrots to. He was a free spirit that lived a simple life.
A service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 6 at First Lutheran Chapel in Sioux Falls. Following the service, burial will be at the West Nidaros Lutheran Church Cemetery in Crooks, S.D.
Grateful for having shared his life are his mother, Constance; two daughters, Deborah (Jon) Wells of Avondale, Colo. and Cara (Rob) Rasmussen of Brandon, S.D.; six grandchildren, Austin, Seth, Shelby, Sidney, Zoey and Vayda; four sisters, Marchelle (Milt) Jorgensen of Worthington, Minn., Linda Gersten of Santa Barbara, Calif., Jean (Dean) Nichols of Sioux Falls and Joan (Don) Brust of Casper, Wyo.; five brothers all of Sioux Falls, Mike (Shirley), Bill (Amy), Greg (Julie), Joe and Mark (Carrie) Lanners; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his dad, William, and his infant brother, Steven.