Louis A. Leitz, 96, longtime teller at Baltimore bank

February 02, 2006

Louis A. Leitz, a retired bank teller and former Brooklyn Park resident, died of heart failure Jan. 26 at a nursing home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 96.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Arsan Avenue, he was a graduate of city public schools.

He was a bank teller for many years at the old American National Building and Loan Association until retiring in the 1970s.

Mr. Leitz was a former longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park, where he sang with the choir. He moved to Colorado Springs in 2000.

He enjoyed fishing and painting seascapes, landscapes and still-life paintings.

His wife of 60 years, the former Mary Tyler, died in 1994.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, where he was a member.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Karen J. Leitz of Colorado Springs; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren. His son, William W. Leitz, died in 1961.

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