Kenneth was born on Sept. 9,1921, in Bay, to the late Arthur and Amelia (Stock) Leffman. He was also preceded in death in 1985 by his older brother, Howard C. Leffman. On June 23, 1946, in Malta Bend, he married Alberta K. Brown who survives along with two daughters, Peggy A. (Robert A.) Sudrovech of Granger, Ind. and Janis L (Ralph C.) Wohlberg of Homer Glen, Ill., five grandsons, Sean M. (Sarah L.) Liddell of Chicago, Brian C. Liddell of South Bend, Ind., Kyle C. Liddell of Mishawaka, Ind., Mathew A. Wohlberg of Joliet, Ill., and Andrew S. Wohlberg of Homer Glen, Ill., and one-month old great grandson, Nathan J. Liddell of Chicago.
Following his 1939 graduation from high school, Kenneth attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines to serve his country during WW II. He rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant/Pilot while flying with the VMB 613 Leatherneck Mitchell B-25 medium bomber squadron attached to the 4th Marine Air Wing. He was stationed on Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands. He received an honorable discharge Feb. 8, 1946. Mr. Leffman continued his military service in the U.S. Marine Reserves where he attained the rank of Captain. He was honorably discharged from the reserves on Dec. 10, 1957.
In January of 1948, Mr. Leffman became employed by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) where he continued his career for 36 years. In August of 1970, he moved his family to South Bend, Ind., where he was Chief of the South Bend Regional airport Flight Service Station (FSS) until retirement Aug. 31, 1980.
Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family.
Services will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, SR 23 at Cherry Road . The funeral will be at noon, with visitation two hours prior. All in Granger, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633. Any memorial contributions may also be made on line at www.alz.org/Donate/DonateOL.asp or by calling (800) 272-3900.
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