Leo F. Brzuchalski, 83, of Marshall, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Father Kevin Gormley and Msgr. Emmett Summers will officiate. Prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the St. Peter Catholic Church Building Fund or the charity of donor's choice.
Born Sept. 24, 1921, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Leo C. Brzuchalski and Mary Barr Brzuchalski. On March 31, 1948, he married Anita P. McCord, who preceded him in death Jan. 18, 2004. He had lived in Marshall his entire life and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was assistant manager for Mobil Oil Company in Marshall, a pilot for American Airlines and a retired pharmaceutical sales representative from Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company. He was assistant director for the Missouri Department of Revenue, worked for Farm Bureau in insurance sales and worked for Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, where he was naval aviator-carrier qualified, an aviation instructor and a B-25 and C-47 bomber pilot. He was a member of the Missouri Army National Guard, where he achieved the rank of major and served 33 years of military service. He was a member of Marshall Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council 876 in Marshall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2646 and American Legion Post 191 in Marshall.
Survivors include three sons, Richard L. Brzuchalski and wife Rebecca of Marshall, Charles W. Brzuchalski and wife Marcelle of Jefferson City and Dale A. Brzuchalski and wife Debra of Kingsport, Tenn.; one daughter, Mary Ellen Brzuchalski-Morgan and husband Curtis of Lake Ozark; five grandchildren, Kenny Brzuchalski, Linda Brzuchalski, Mark Brzuchalski, Chelsea Brzuchalski and Alyssa Brzuchalski; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, J. Richard "Dick" Brzuchalski.
Additional information provided per family recompense.