LeRoy Gene Reifschneider, 71, of American Fork returned to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father and his parents on Saturday, February 14, 2015. He was born an only child to Al and Jean Reifschneider on November 5, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah.\n\nWhen he was just a few weeks old, his father who was serving in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic was shipped out to Italy for the next three years. He had a happy childhood with neighbors and friends who played with and fellowshipped him with kindness.\n\nHe was a beautiful child with a special spirit. At a young age LeRoy was left both physically and mentally disabled from the results of a severe illness. He spent much of his time with his grandparents, Ysidro and Jessie Amador in Columbia, Carbon County, Utah.\n\nLeRoy enjoyed working alongside his father and learned many things such as repairing bikes, raising rabbits and chickens, building and repairing almost anything and he even delivered milk.\n\nWhen his grandparents retired and moved to Orem, so did the Reifshneiders. Eventually they ended up in Pleasant Grove just below the "G". In 2002 LeRoy and both his parents moved to Heritage Care Center in American Fork.\n\nThe family would like to thank the Heritage Care Center staff for their 12 plus years of dedicated service, loving care and kindness. With a special thanks to Renae, Kim, Dennis, Rose and all others who have befriended and taken care of LeRoy. We will forever remember his "Poke" and "I See You", to all the young medical assistants who are too numerous to mention. We would also like to thank all of the Bristol Hospice care givers who attended him for his last days and also all of those who came in to bid him farewell.\n\nHe is survived by his Aunts Liz Trujillo of Magna and Millie Gren of Orem and his favorite cuz , David Gren of Fillmore along with many other aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.\n\nGraveside services will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12 noon in the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 11 - 11:45 a.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East prior to the graveside services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.\n\nIn lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.