Urbandale, Iowa

Lawrence Elmer Leitzke, age 73, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home in Urbandale.

Larry was born October 26, 1944 in Crystal, MN. He grew up in Minnesota, graduating from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. After graduation, he enlisted in the Unites States Army. After his honorable discharge, he served as a secret service agent for two years under the Nixon administration in Washington. Larry became a Des Moines Police Officer in 1972, and proudly served with the Des Moines Police Department for 25 years until his retirement in 1997. In his free time, Larry enjoyed playing cribbage, duck hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter Sally Hisler, grandchildren Sophie and Jude, brother Steve Lietzke, nieces and nephew Sherry, Donna, Jeff and Brenda, brother-in-law Ed Heineke and other extended family.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Lillian (Thompsen) Leitzke and his sister Darlene Heineke.

Cremation will occur and there will be no public services held.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made directly to the family in Larry’s memory.

Condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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