October 12, 1913 - October 6, 2004
Leo Mores, a longtime Iowa newspaper publisher, passed away October 6 in Harlan, just six days short of his 91st birthday, and two weeks to the day from the passing of his wife, Irene.
Mores joined John B. Anderson as a silent partner in purchasing the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune in 1970, and was instrumental in managing the conversion from a letterpress to offset printing system and establishing an offset printing plant at the Pilot building. Over the years, while Mores had run the Harlan newspaper, he also served as part owner in helping several beginning publishers become established in various cities such as Avoca, Audubon, Glenwood, Guthrie Center, Pella and Storm Lake.
He launched many respected Iowa journalists in the field, and won countless journalism and community honors during his career.
He was survived by his four children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild, along with many other relatives and friends. A burial mass was held Friday, October 8 in Harlan. The family asks that memorials may go to the St. Michael's Catholic Church Foundation in Harlan, Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and the Iowa Newspaper Foundation.