Chet Leingang


Our hearts are forever broken; our loved one, Chet Leingang, surrounded by his loving family left this earth to be with Jesus on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Sanford Health, Bismarck

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, November 29, 2021, at Mandan United Methodist Church, Mandan, A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 28, from 6:00-7:00 PM at Mandan United Methodist Church, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Chet was born on November 14, 1957, to Richard N. and Chloe (Wead) Leingang.  He grew up in Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School in 1976.  He worked at a bazillion jobs, but mostly in the auto parts industry for 30+ years; most recently managing the North O’Reilly Auto Parts store (Thank you to the staff!).

Chet met Deb Geist, set up by friends in 1981 and they were married in 1983.  We welcomed into our lives, our daughter, Nikki in 1985, and daughter, Jaymi in 1989.  Such daddy’s girls as they had him wrapped around their little fingers!  Chet and Deb later divorced but remarried after 4 years apart.  Blessed to join our family are much loved sons-in-law, Robert Pedersen and James Langer.  But the best part were the additions of four grandkids, Jackson, Brentley, Ezra, and Scarlett who have stolen Papa Chet’s heart.

Everyone that knew Chet, knew he loved the Lord, his family, the Vikings, motorcycles (especially Harley Davidsons) Nascar, the NDSU Bison, and secretly, Hallmark movies.  Chet and his motorcycle momma, Deb spent a lot of time on the Harley enjoying rides immensely.  Everyone also knew what a staunch Republican he was, who was more than willing to share his opinion on all things political (Let’s go ___________!).

Chet is deeply missed by his wife, Deb; daughter, Nikki (Robert) Pedersen and their children Brentley and Scarlett of Lincoln, daughter, Jaymi (James)  Langer and their children Jackson and Ezra of Gettysburg, SD; mother, Chloe; mother-in-law, Virginia Geist; brothers, Todd (Laurie) Russ (Tammy); sister, Jill (Tom) Hertz; sister-in-law, Bonnie Kennedy; and many loved nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, many friends, great coworkers, and many friends of the Mandan United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard; father-in-law, Richard Geist; and his grandparents.

Chet was not a formal guy and would love it if you could wear something Vikings, Harley Davidson, Nascar, or Bison to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation in his name to Mandan United Methodist Church.

Love and miss you CAL

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Deb and Family., Deepest Sympathies to you and your family. Let God take you all by the hand and guide you through this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers. 😘♥️😘

Nikki, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Thoughts and prayers to you all. Chet will be greatly missed by his O’Reilly family.

Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Many deer hunting memories with Chet and the Leingang bunch. Take care and God bless.

I couldn’t of asked for a better brother n law. In my time of need he was always there to lend me a hand, especially when it was my car!! He will be missed. Hugs to my sister Deb, Nikki, Jaymi, and family love you all God Bless

Deb, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Ronda and Jim

Deb and Family sorry for your heartache. May the good memories carry you through this hard time.
Our sympathy Jaden Ciavarella & Tina Jensen

Debbie, Nikki and Jaymi, my love and prayers to you and yours. I enjoyed those times in which Deb and Chet would come to Minneapolis for a visit and will miss that. All my best to you.

My heart broke when I heard this. Chet was my manager at Orielly and a friend after. He was always so smily and full of laughs. Earth lost a great human but gained a valuable angel.

Deb, Nikki, Jaymi and Leingang family- so very sorry to hear about Chet.