Harry W. Leeman
Harry W. Leeman of Waukesha was called to heaven peacefully surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the age of 85. He was born in Oshkosh on March 16, 1929, the son of Clarence and Elva (nee Curtis) Leeman. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
On June 17, 1950, he married Margaret Hoppe in Oshkosh. Harry worked as a science teacher at New Berlin West High School for may years primarily tacking biology and he also enjoyed teaching part time at Carroll College. Harry was named Wisconsin's Teacher of the Year in 1979. Harry was passionate about environmental education and was an avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed camping, hiking, volunteering at the recycling center, carving and woodworking. Harry enjoyed studying birds and was a member of the Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family and he will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Margaret of Waukesha, and their children, John Leeman of Waukesha, David (Rose) Leeman of Waukesha, James (Wendy Kontowicz) Leeman of Waukesha and Mary (Gary) Rohrmayer of Lindenhurst, Ill. He was the dear grandfather of Christian Leeman, Jessica (Ruben) Escobedo, Rebecca Leeman, Matthew Leeman, Todd Leeman, Jeana (Josh Dahl) Leeman, and Joshua, Daniel and Kallie Rohrmayer and great-grandfather of Tyson and JayLee. He is further survived by his brothers Ronald and Leland, sister Jeanine, brother-in-law Ralph (Josephine) Hoppe, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his late sister Lois Elliott.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Services will begin at 12:30 PM, all to be held at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services with full military honors will follow for the family at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Harry's name are appreciated to the Retzner Nature Center, S14-W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.