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Dr. Leo Michael Biehl

Nov 25, 1930 - Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Leo Michael Biehl

November 25, 1930 - February 26, 2020


Dr. Leo M. Biehl, 89, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died peacefully surrounded by his children on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at ManorCare in Dubuque.

A funeral mass will be held at 9 A.M. on Monday, March 2nd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 3 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, with military honors.

Leo Michael Biehl was born on November 25, 1930 in Dubuque, Iowa to Nicholas and Apolonia (Thillman) Biehl. He received his D.D.S. degree from St. Louis University in 1955.

Leo married Lois A. Knapp on July 21, 1955 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa. He served as a captain in the Air Force in Tokyo, Japan and Lincoln, Nebraska. The family then settled in Maquoketa, where Dr. Biehl practiced dentistry for 46 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Leo had a passion for reading and gardening. He spent countless hours behind the Dairy Queen cultivating his tomatoes. He enjoyed traveling, even in a station wagon packed with kids. He loved sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Doc was known for his kind and compassionate spirit. Above all, Leo valued his family and friendships. He was a loving husband, devoted father and loyal friend. He was a kind man to all.

Leo is survived by his children, Beverly (Craig) Van Amburg, Christi (John) Burns, Drs. Robert (Catherine) Biehl, Bruce Biehl, Mary (Forrest) Fromm, David Biehl, and Douglas Biehl; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister Yvonne (James) Schreiner; sister-in-law Elizabeth Biehl; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard and Elizabeth Knapp; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lois, in 2015, and infant daughter Linda; brother William Biehl; sister Grace Connell; and daughter-in-law Cheryl Biehl.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 9:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

200 S. Vermont Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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