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Elmer Leppke

Elmer K. Leppke, 91, died May 30 at Via Christi-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

Born March 17, 1918, on a family farm south of Marion, he was a lifetime resident of the area.

He graduated from Marion High School in 1936. On Oct. 19, 1941, he married Lillian Harms at Grace Hill Church, west of Whitewater. They made their home south of Marion. He was a farmer and stockman.

His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian, of the home; two sons, Merle H. of Marion, and Bob W. of Houston; a daughter, Marilyn Heier of Park City; two sisters, Gladys Janzen of Hillsboro and Ann Voth of Hutchinson; a stepsister, Hannah of Wichita; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Zeiner Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastmoor United Methodist Church. Pastor Larry King will officiate. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery.

A memorial has been established with Good News Christian Fellowship Church of Marion.

Last modified June 4, 2009

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