Leo Francis Weber

Leo Francis Weber, 84, of Leavenworth, died, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Hospice House of Olathe. He was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Leavenworth, the son of George Henry and Clara Catherine (Wacker) Weber.

Leo Francis Weber

Leo is survived by his wife, Donna Weber; a son, Robert (Katy) Weber; a brother, Gerald (Doris) Weber; and a number of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward Weber. Leo served his country in the Vietnam War as a member of the Army National Guard of Kansas, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry. He earned a number of medals including the Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He served his community as a rural postal carrier and clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years. Throughout his life, he was very dedicated to the family farm, which he lived on, in a home he built with his own hands next to that of his parents and brother Edward. His love of the family farm was born out in his deeds and actions, where he planted and harvested crops, raised livestock, and repaired and maintained the buildings, equipment, and grounds with care and attention to detail. Leo was a great problem solver and could fix just about anything. He was a skilled plumber, carpenter, welder and mechanic – a necessity as a farmer. The quality of his work in everything he touched is a testament to his legacy. Leo Weber’s actions spoke louder than his words. He was a quiet man who provided unwavering support for his wife, son, and family. He was a dedicated and loving husband and father to Donna and Robert, always putting the needs of others first. He gave his time unselfishly to his family, and the family farm. He loved and respected all animals including the family pets and shared those values with his wife and son. He was a great man whose loss will be felt by many. Visitation beginning with the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Feb. 2, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at St. Joseph Church, with Fr. David McEvoy, O.Carm., as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society, the American Lung Association, and the American Heart Association.