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Dr. Hendrik Leering

March 7, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, Dr. Hendrik Leering, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully in Scottsdale surrounded by his immediate family.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Constant and Jean, and two sons, Marc and Philippe. We take special solace in knowing that Hendrik is finally reunited with his beloved sons.

Hendrik will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Denysia, and his children Desiree (John) Gardner, Milene (Dave) Below and Claudine (Bob) Simi, and daughter-in-law Kathleen Quinn-Leering. He will also fondly be remembered by his nine grandchildren: Calvin, Mariel, Karl, Tobias, Danielle, Cameron, Lauren, MacGregor and Nicolas.

Born on April 5, 1931, in Ysselstein, The Netherlands, to Dr. A.M.H.J. and Jeanne Leering, Hendrik received his education primarily in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This included high school and The University of Utrecht Medical College where he graduated as M.D. on May 30, 1958.

After marrying Denysia M.H. Jansen in the Netherlands in 1960, Hendrik and Denysia immigrated to the United States in 1961 where Hendrik pursued his medical career and they became American citizens in 1993. As physician, he practiced family medicine in Reedsville, Wisconsin (five years); Lake Mills, Wisconsin (23 years); and ended his career in Prescott (five years).

A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Claussen Funeral Home, 416 W. Lake St., Lake Mills, WI 53551. Visitation will begin after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home until the time of service.

Private family burial will be in Rock Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Hendrik can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross or St. Mary’s Food Bank (Phoenix) and sent to Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills.

www.claussenfuneralhome.com

Claussen Funeral Home

416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

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