Anthony Leichty

Anthony Jay Leichty, 66, of Craig, AK, formally of the Wayland area, died Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Funeral Services have been set for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at the Washington Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, July 10, 2023, at the church where the family will receive friends from 4-7:00 PM. The service will be livestreamed on the Beatty-Peterseim Funeral Home Facebook page and YouTube Channel. Memorials in the name of Anthony Jay Leichty may be designated to the Crooked Creek Christian Camp.


Anthony was born September 26, 1956, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Marion Leroy and Marlene (Yoder) Leichty. He graduated from WACO High School in 1974 and attended Hesston College. He was united in marriage to Roberta Miller, December 18, 1976, at the Washington Mennonite Church. The couple later divorced.


After following the wheat harvest, Anthony was employed with Leichty Construction. He moved to Alaska in the late 70’s and he was employed at a sawmill, was terminal manager at Petro Marine Services bulk fuel plant and in retirement was a commercial fisherman. He enjoyed being outdoors, woodworking, fishing, and hunting. He was known as the “Master of wheeling and dealing.”


Survivors include his mother Marlene of Kalona, sons, Jeremy (Amanda) Leichty of Fargo, ND and Jared (Patricia Stahl) of Billings, MT; siblings, Lani (Carrie) Leichty of Lakeville, MN and Christine (Brian) Cahoe of Louisville KY; grandsons Caleb and Henry, former wife Roberta Leichty of Sitka, Ak, and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father, Marion.