Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Obit: Leon A. Nees

October 3, 2001

1919 2001

Services for Leon Nees, 82, Tonganoxie, are Oct. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mr. Nees died Saturday, Sept. 29, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Leon was born May 19, 1919, in Mt. Carmel, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Wilhelmina Nees. He retired in 1970 as a farmer in Iowa and moved to Arizona. In 1984, he moved to Tonganoxie. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Laurens, Iowa, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. He married Genevieve Oswald in 1941.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve, in 1996; his parents; five brothers, Carl, Rudolph, William, George, and Frank Nees; five sisters, Margaret Mosman, Emma Freese, Anna Henkenius, Victoria Olberding, and Julia Rettenmaier; and a son-in-law, Edward McCoy.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Ross, Sierra Ariz., and Nancy Barnett, Roeland Park, Kan.; three sisters, Sister Eloise Nees, LaCross, Wis., Mary Daniel, Carroll, Iowa, and Leona Donelson, New Hope, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

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