Time of Remembrance

Levi J. Lienbach




Yakima, WA

Date of Death:


Incident Location:

Tieton, WA

Military Branch:

United States Army National Guard




1st Infantry Division, 3rd IBCT, 4th Cavalry

Unit Base:

Fort Knox, KY

PFC Levi James Leinbach, beloved son, father, grandson, nephew, brother, and friend was born in Yakima, WA on June 30, 1989 and passed away on December 25, 2008 in Tieton, WA. He is loved greatly by so many and will be remembered forever.

Levi was a very bright, gifted and intelligent young man who at the age of 5 told the store clerk he had shorted him a penny and he needed to re-think his prices because they were too high. He was special and cherished knowing he had something not everyone had…the bond with his family and close friends that could not be interrupted or altered in life or in death. Levi loved being with his family or just hanging out with his friends. He was all boy and loved cars and sports things like 4X4ing with friends in his truck. He played football, baseball, golf, and soccer, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and fishing with family or friends, watersking, jet skiing, snowboarding, and any extreme sports and he especially loved racing at Yakima Speedway with his grandfather.

He was always a generous young man and lived with love and passion placing the needs of others above his, always pushing the envelope and living on the edge which lead him to a career in the U.S. Army training at Fort Knox, Kentucky to become a Cav Scout where he won expert marksmanship and dreamed of becoming a special forces sniper.

Levi is preceded in death by his beautiful daughter, Jade Fox Leinbach. Levi is survived by his unborn son, his mother, Cheryl D. Ramos of Selah, WAand his father, Darren Leinbach of Milton-Freewater, OR.