Kenneth L. Leitheiser, 74
April 3, 1941 ó Oct. 23, 2015
Kenneth L. Leitheiser, 74, of West Bend, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at his home with his beloved family gathered around him. He was born April 3, 1941, in West Bend, the son of Louis and Angela (nee Ewert) Leitheiser. On June 24, 1961, Ken married Carol A. Guse at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Ken was self-employed in the floor-covering business in the Kewaskum and West Bend area, as well as Florida, where he and Carol lived for several years.
Ken was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend, Kewaskum Lions Club, served as a leader in the Kewaskum Boy Scouts and was a member of a Packers Club in Florida. He enjoyed camping, bowling, the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers, playing cribbage and sheepshead and especially playing board games with his grandchildren. Most often you found Ken and Carol attending their grandchildrenís sporting and other school events.
Those left behind to cherish Kenís memory include his wife, Carol; his sons, Scott (Tisha) of Campbellsport, Ric (Amy), Tim (Sandy) all of West Bend, and Brian (Becky) of Kewaskum; his daughter, Maureen (Mark) Mommaerts of DePere; his grandchildren, Tony and Eric Leitheiser, Stephen and Alex Leitheiser, Matt, Maggie and Jacob Leitheiser, Mikaela, Kaitlyn and Grace Leitheiser and Zachary, Belle and Benjamin Mommaerts; his great-granddaughter, Kinley; his sisters, Diane (Harlan) Ekvall of West Bend and Barbara (James) Baka of Mequon; his brothers-in-law, Ron (Jan) Guse and Dan (Lois) Guse, all of West Bend; and other relatives and friends.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, David Leitheiser; his sister, Marilyn Klug; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Mae Guse; and his godchild, Carmen Cook.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave. The Rev. Gerald Brittain will officiate and inurnment will be at a later date at Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Holy Angels Church from 4 p.m. until time of Mass.
Memorials are appreciated to the Giving Tree Food Pantry (co-founded by his daughter, Maureen) or Cedar Hospice.
Twohig Funeral Home of Campbellsport is serving the family with online condolences and guestbook at www.twohigfunerals.com.