Archive for Monday, November 28, 2005

Leo F. Emge

1927-2005

November 28, 2005

Mass of Christian Burial for Leo F. Emge, 78, of Leavenworth, formerly of Lansing, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Saint Casimir Catholic Church, 719 Pennsylvania, Leavenworth. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Emge died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Medicalodge of Leavenworth.

He was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Leavenworth, the son of Valentine and Elizabeth (Strubcy) Emge.

Mr. Emge retired from the United States Postal Service, where he worked as a letter carrier. He had previously worked as a milkman for Meyers Dairy and had owned Emge's Service in Lansing.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was a member of Saint Casimir Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, AARP, Eagles and Happy Hollow Lake and a past member of Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Mr. Emge loved spending time with his family, and he will be deeply missed.

Mr. Emge is survived by his wife Ruby; children Ramona Goss, Hollywood, Calif., Larry Emge, Leavenworth, Jere Boyd, Bellingham, Wash., Sheri Bergman, Leavenworth, and Teri Alexander, Easton; brothers William, Lansing, and Charles, Pahrump, Nev.; sisters Kay Hood, Peoria, Ariz., and Margaret Whitton, Leavenworth; former spouse Geraldine (McCormick) Stafford, Leavenworth; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Beldon-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to Leavenworth Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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