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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Leo A. Weber, 85, of Bronson, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at the Moran Manor.

Leo was born July 28, 1924, at rural Yates Center, Kan., the son of John C. and Mary (Bruggeman) Weber.

He grew up in the Piqua area until the family moved to a farm east of Humboldt. He farmed with his father for 26 years.

On March 1, 1966, Leo married Bernadine E. Speer at Girard, Kan. They made their home on their farm southeast of LaHarpe for the next 41 years.

Besides farming, Leo also worked at Klein Tool at Moran for 17 years. They moved to Bronson two years ago.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Iola and St. John's Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Bernadine Weber of the home; one son, Eugene Leo Weber and wife, Debra of Bronson, Kan.; one daughter, Sharon Harcledrode and husband, James of Bronson, Kan.; five grandchildren: Sheila Weber, Mark, Matthew, Elizabeth and John Harclerode; four sisters: Pauline Riebel of Humboldt, Kan; Eleanor Riebel and husband, Ed of Iola, Kan.; Margaret Karr of Iola, Kan.; and Margie Riebel and husband, Earl of LaHarpe, Kan.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helena Weber and Theresa Riebel.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, Kan.

The parish rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, followed by the mass at 10:30 a.m. both at St. John's Catholic Church in Iola.

The Reverend Robert B. Wachter will be celebrant.

Burial will be at the Moran Cemetery, Moran, Kan.

Memorials are suggested to St. John's Catholic Church or Hope Chapel and memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences for the family may be left at for the family online at www.iolafuneral.com.