Lawrence K. Leppla

Lawrence K. Leppla, 81, of West Bend died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007.

He was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Port Washington to the late Rolla and Frieda (nee Panzer) Leppla and married Henrietta "Harriet" Wagner on June 19, 1954 at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Larry served in the U.S. Army during th Korean Conflict. Following his discharge, he returned to the Port Washington area.

After their marriage, Law-rence and Harriet settled in West Bend where he began working for the U.S. Post Office as a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1986 after 30 years of service.

During his time at the post office he also worked parttime at West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. and then Claims Management Services in the maintenance department.

Following his retirement from the post office, he worked full time until retiring in December, 2006.

Lawrence was a Fourth Degree member of the Father Casper Rehrl Council 1964 Knights of Columbus, a member of Lodge 1398 Loyal Order of the Moose and a charter member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Harriet; five children, Larry (Katherine) of Waukesha, Margaret (Jeff) Scheibel of Howards Grove, Patrick (Susan) of North Royalton, Ohio, Michael of Tampa Bay, Fla. and Theresa of Fond du Lac; and seven grandchildren, Andrew and Alex Leppla, Mark and Eric Scheibel, Samantha Leppla and Sean and Grace Leppla.

Larry is further survived by his brother, Miles (June) of Cedarburg; his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Delores Leppla of Port Washington, Evelyn Kalies of West Bend, Nellie Wagner of West Bend, Joan (Erv) Claas of Sussex, Mary Snyder of West Bend, Raymond (Nancy) Wagner of Odessa, Texas, Bonnie Voeks of Boltonville, Carol Lindemann of West Bend and Sue Ann (Peter) Geib of West Bend; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death was his brother, Clarence Leppla.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, West Bend, with Rev. Jeffrey Haines presiding.

Burial will follow in Washing-ton County Memorial Park,West Bend.

Visitation will be at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until a prayer vigil at 7 p.m., and also at the church only on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m.

Memorials to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church or The Kathy Hospice are appreciated.