Eugene F. "Gene" Leimkuehler, 81, of Marshall, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall, with Rev. Douglas A. Dubisar officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or The Ronald McDonald House. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born March 2, 1928, in Saline City, he was the son of the late Edward Paul Leimkuehler and Emma Bender Leimkuehler. On Dec. 2, 1951, he married Lilly Schroeder, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall most of his life and was owner/operator of Economy Cleaners in Marshall. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of American Legion Post 191 in Marshall.
Additional survivors include his children, Debra Newton and husband, Danny, of Marshall, Randy Leimkuehler and wife, Charlotte, of Fayette, Neil Leimkuehler and wife, Joyce, of Kansas City, and Ronald Leimkuehler and wife, Debbie, of St. Charles; nine grandchildren, Timothy Gunn and wife, Malinda, Kim Harris and husband, Howard Jr., Holly Burch and husband, Doug, and Aaron, Susan, Katie, Rachel and Jenna Leimkuheler; six great-grandchildren, Jared, Haley and Caleb Harris and Lauren, Sarah and Emily Gunn; two step-grandchildren, Robin Heinzler and husband, Jimmy, and Lynne Harper and husband, Chris; six step-great-grandchildren, Hayley, Stephanie, Canaan, Amber, Ryan and Nick; two brothers, Edward H. Leimkuehler of Independence and Irwin R. Leimkuehler of Harrisonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Burks, Mae Thornton and Olinda Kiso, two sisters in infancy, and three brothers, Clarence Leimkuehler, Leroy Leimkuehler and Leland Leimkuehler.
Additional information provided per family recompense.