EVANSVILLE — Harold D. Leipold, 76, of Evansville and formerly of Princeton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at North River Health Campus in Evansville.

He was born Sept. 4, 1943 in Olney, Illinois to Clifton and Mae (Baker) Leipold; however Harold was raised on a farm outside of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He served his country in the U. S. Army from 1967-1969 in Germany.

Harold retired in 2009 as a product engineer for Tyco Electronics, formerly Potter & Brumfield (Siemens) in Princeton where he started in 1974. In 1998 he moved to Peachtree City, Georgia, then on to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and retired in Tullahoma, Tennesse. He was living in Evansville at the time of his death.

Harold is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda (Martin) Leipold of Evansville to whom he was married in North Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 28, 1971; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Neil Sternberg of Evansville and a son, Michael Leipold of San Francisco, California; two grandchildren, Ashley and Caleb Sternberg of Evansville. He is also survived by a cousin Marilyn Hocking of Mt. Carmel, who was like a sister to him.

Burial will be private at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.

A celebration of Harold’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Amy Cates officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Colvin’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charitable organization of the donor’s choice or The Salvation Army. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Harold at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Leipold family.

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