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Keith Leininger

April 29, 1946 — August 26, 2022

Keith Leininger, 76 of rural Tipton County passed away at home on the morning of Friday, August 26, 2022. He was born in Elwood on April 29, 1946 to Glenn & Mary (Weismiller) Leininger. Keith married Rita Molden on March 10, 1968 and they enjoyed 54 years together. Keith had previously lived in Windfall for 35 years.

He retired in 2001 from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo as a Supervisor at the Kokomo Transmission Plant after 37 years of service. Keith was also a farmer and had served in the Indiana National Guard for six years. He was a 1964 graduate of Windfall High School.

He was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tipton. Keith and Rita enjoyed watching different sporting activities, especially when their grandchildren were playing. To Keith, his grandkids were his world!

Survivors besides his wife Rita include their two sons, Brian Leininger and wife Faith, Greenwood and Jason Leininger and wife Shelly of Windfall; one brother, William “Bill” Leininger of Atlanta and one sister, Judy Fakes and husband Larry of Tipton. Keith’s grandchildren are Colten, Kinsey Smith and husband Addison, Marlena, Ava, Caden, Karley and Cooper.

Funeral services for Keith will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1385 S. State Road 19, Tipton with the Rev. Dr. Robb Roloff presiding. Visitation will also be on Wednesday at the church from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at a later date.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Leininger family at this time. Condolences for the family may be left on Keith’s obituary page at

Memorial donations in Keith’s honor may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church for either the Food Pantry or its Social Services program.


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