Leni Heidi Igou

November 15, 1940 ‒ December 28, 2009

Marion, Ohio

Leni H. Igou, age 69, of Marion, died early Monday morning, December 28, 2009, at her residence following a year long battle with cancer.

On November 15, 1940, Leni was born in Frankfurt, Germany, the daughter of the late Max and Helena (Stock) Rapp. After finishing school in Germany, she moved to the United States in 1960 and found a home for herself in Marion.

For nearly twenty years, Leni charmed everyone with her fun loving and comical personality at the Scotch and Sirloin, as she served as their day time bartender. After serving people only a few times, she would know their favorite beverages by heart and as soon as she saw them she would make it and have it waiting for them on their table.

While having her kitchen remodeled one day, Leni instantly fell in love with the man doing the work, Dick Igou. Soon thereafter, they were married on September 7, 1985, and they have now shared over twenty four wonderful years of marriage.

An avid reader, Leni loved to read a good heartfelt love story written by any of her favorite authors, such as Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts.

With a love for animals, Leni loved to be surrounded by her beloved cats and dog.

Always spoiling her grandchildren, Leni enjoyed taking them to play at Lincoln Park, and even took a vacation with them to Colorado.

This past October Leni was most proud to revisit her sisters and hometown in Germany to say “goodbye” to her family.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Dick Igou, of Marion; three sons and daughters-in-law: Randolph “Randy” and Lisa, of Lakeland, Florida, Dwight and Jennifer, of Independence, Kentucky, and Bryan and Lori, of Castle Rock, Colorado; four grandchildren; and three sisters who still reside in Germany.

Leni’s family will greet friends from Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, where services celebrating her life will follow immediately at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Leni’s family, you may do so by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.