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Prominent Community Leader Dies

Leonard A Kriegel Leonard A Kriegel Leonard Alfred Kriegel passed away on October 1, 2009 at the age of 89. Leonard was co-owner with his wife, Margaret, of Leonard's and Margaret's, a clothing store in downtown Giddings for over 40 years.

Throughout the years Leonard gave unselfishly of his time and talents to a variety of organizations including his church, community and profession.

Leonard was active as President and Board member of the Giddings Chamber of Commerce, the Giddings Rotary Club and the Lee County Heritage Society. In 1985 he was elected to the Rotary Hall of Fame and was honored as the "Outstanding Citizen of Giddings."

He served on the Giddings City Council for a total of 26 years.

For many years as the President of the Giddings Recreation Association he guided the efforts to provide a swimming pool for the Giddings community.

Professionally, he was an active member and served on the Board of Directors in the Texas Retailers Association.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret, three daughters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A complete obituary can be found in today's paper.

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