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Denise L. Leuthold
2/3/1974 - 2/14/2013

PEORIA ~ Denise L. Leuthold, 39, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 at her residence.

Born February 3, 1974 in Dade County, FL to Douglas P. and Diane E. (Sailors) Newton, she married Nathan Andrew Leuthold on July 15, 1995 in LaSalle, IL.  He survives.

Also surviving are her parents of Peoria; three children, Seth Leuthold, Julia Leuthold and Jenelle Leuthold, all at home; one sister, Deanna (Clint) Bachmann of Detroit Lake, MN; her grandparents, Geraldine Sailors, Alice Newton, both of Sterling, Robert and Betty Rauch of Ocala, FL and Lillian Smith of Pekin and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  She also leaves her in-laws, Bruce and Catherine Leuthold of Mapleton.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack Newton, John Sailors and Virgil and Mae Leuthold.

Denise was a 1992 graduate of Faith Baptist Christian School in Pekin.  Denise was a member of LaMarsh Baptist Church in Mapleton.  She and her husband served as missionaries in Lithuania since 1998.  While Denise enjoyed many things, her greatest joy was that of being a wife and mother.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18040 Unsicker Road, Groveland.  The Rev. Dr. Steven Hauter will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton.  The Rev Dr. Keith Thibo and Pastor David Sexton will officiate at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an account at CEFCU for the children.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Theresa Justus - friend of family

Shane & Brandi Flairty - Friend

marlissa terrell - high school friend of nathan

Jerry & Karen Bond - Principal, Teacher, & Coach

Darrell whalen Family - Supporting Church Family

becky driggers - friend of family

Shane & Brandi Flairty - Friend

Heather Price - friend of family

Bruce and Rachel Green - Member of Supporting Church

Gene Young -

Ed& Shirlee Cunningham - Friend of the Parents

Larry & Linda Henkel - friends of family

Pastor Chad Delhotal - Heritage Baptist Church

Beth Banning - sister in Christ

Heather Smith - Friend

Diane Freeman - Former teacher & friend

Troy Bond - Former Teacher & Friend

Bill Henderson - friend

Angela (Williams) Eastman - former classmate @FBCS

Terry & Valerie Basham - Friend

Wendell Hiers - Missionary for 26 years in Brazil

Brenda Darr (Lock) - classmate of Deanna

Carol Hilst - friend of in laws

Christa Roland - classmate & friend

Debbie Zielke-Arends - friend

Susan Olsen - Day - Friend of Father from College

Ron & Alberta Clark - Christian Friends

Deanna Whitehead - Supporting Church

Wendy Gillmore - former classmate of FBCS and supporting church

Gene & Sharon Williams - Friends of the Family

Catherine McQuaid - Friend

Gayle Furlong - Member of supporting church

john and jodi williams - friend

Mike and Kim Raley - fellow Christians

Stephen Perkins - Christian

Ginnie Switzer - Colleage

Darrell + Carolyn Leitner - Friend of Father + Mother

Mike&Janie Wrhel - Family Friends

Gina Brown - Friend

Brandon and Heather Willingham - Supporting Church in Athens, Texas

Marvella Husar - Supporting Church..Calvary Baptist Kewanee, IL

Rich & Marsha Weiss - friend of the family

Becky Wood -

Layne Holley - friend

David&Kellie Jibson -

Ralph and Karla Harmon - College Friends

Christine Shahan - Friend of family

Mike Stanley - Pastor of supporting church

Joe & Pam Brantley - Friends of Family

Bill Dilworth - Brother in CHRIST

Ron & Carole Hamman - friends

Tammi Tomsha - friend of Denise

Vicki Alter - Prayer friend

Dale Steenhoven - Friends of her parents

Shirley Brown - none

Jeremy and Amanda McPhillips - in Christ

Debbie Thomas - Family of Doug and Ruth Backorik