Robert Leeman

Robert John Leeman

Monday, August 29th, 1927 - Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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Robert John Leeman, 92, of Kenosha, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Magnolia Hill Assisted Living Facility in Mount Pleasant.

Born in Felch, MI, on August 29, 1927, he was the son of the late Lester and Esther (Rein) Leeman.

Robert served in the US Navy from October 1945, until he was honorably discharged in August 1946.

On August 30, 1949, he married Mary Ellen Henry in Chicago, IL. She preceded him in death on July 22, 2014. Robert and Mary were members of Kenosha Family Church. They enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending summers at their camp in Sagola, MI, where they created many memories with family and friends.

He was employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a conductor and retired in 1989.

Survivors include his four children, Robert (Laura) Leeman, Thomas (Cathy) Leeman, Jacklynn (Tony) Kafura, and Helen (Howard) Ladd; eight grandchildren, Augusta, Robert, Mary, Lana, Melody, Eric, Brett, and Shannon; and five siblings, Bernice Dahlgren, Marian Bubliona, Evelyn Purcell, Donna Dove, and Gla (Sally) Leeman. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Robert is preceded in death by his daughter, Georgia Rechlitz; a grandson, Perry Rechlitz; daughter, Jeanine Atkinson; and son-in-law, Jimmy Atkinson.

Visitation for both Robert & Mary will be held on Sunday, August 16th, at Kenosha Family Church, 3910 - 27th Street, from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 12:30 p.m., with full military honors. Interment will be held privately at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 12:30pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm
    Kenosha Family Church
    3910-27th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 12:30pm
    Kenosha Family Church
    3910-27th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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    Full Military Honors
    Pastor Wilson Deaton
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  • Interment

    Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    21731 Spring Street
    Union Grove, WI 53182
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Dr. Charmayne Gerth

Posted at 02:06pm
The Chicago Northwestern Railroad gang out of Kenosha! In those days the conductors' collectors and trainmen worked together for years, and just about all retired close to each other.
I remember your dad, he worked with my father for many many years, Vernon Gerth along with Peewee Scruggs our neighbor.
Those railroad employees were a social bunch. I am sad for your loss.

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