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Leon R. Sievers

July 15, 2018

http://Topeka—Leon R. Sievers, 73, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Midland Hospice House.
He was born March 8, 1945 at Alva, OK. the son of Bill Bronson and LaVina Fern Rose Sievers. He grew up in Alva and graduated from high school there. He attended Northwestern University.
Leon was a firefighter in Alva and was a volunteer fireman with the Dover Fire Department for many years. He lived in Dover before moving to Topeka in 2004. Leon was a home builder and did remodeling. He was an avid fisherman. Leon enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was a past member of IOOF in Dover.
Leon was preceded in death by his father.
On June 27, 1975 he was united in marriage to Mary Ketter in the Rose Garden at Gage Park this marriage was later blessed by the church. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, LaVina Rich, Mountain Home, AR; a son, Bronson Sievers in Florida; three daughters, Leah Cannon in Florida, Marilee (Bob) Griffin, Gardner and Crystalee (Pat) Danko, Overland Park; his sister, Judy (Bill) Black, Henderson AR; grandchildren, Logan, Hayden, Channing and Lincoln and his dog, Ginny.
A memorial service will be at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until service time. In lieu of flowers go fishing and have a beer in Leon’s memory. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To read a full obituary or to leave an online condolence may be go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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11 thoughts on “Leon R. Sievers

  1. Leon was one of my best friends when I started first grade at Longfellow. I remember he and Paul Gray and Barry Blake and I having a lot of fun. I moved to Alva just before school started. Leon made me feel welcome.

  2. Condolences on the passing of Leon….I will remember him fondly….especially that toothy smile of his and good nature. Paul Woodson

  3. So sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. Always sorry to hear of the loss of a fellow classmate. Leon was a fireman when I was a dispatcher at the Alva, OK police dept. Thoughts and prayers go out to Judy and the damily.

  4. I am saddened to hear of Leon’s passing. We were friend in grade and junior high. We spent many hours riding bikes on the dirt roads of Alva. We fished on Reid’s ponds and ran the pastures.
    When we were young we had good times together. My thoughts an prayers are with his family

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. He was a fun-loving guy with a great sense of humor.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you…God bless…

  6. Mary Ellen, we are in mourning along with you, family and friends. Leon always enjoyed life and showed it with his humorous laugh and personality. May he RIP.

  7. Dear Mary and Family,

    I remember Leon coming to do the “popcorn ceiling” at my mom and dad’s (George and Mary Lou DeBacker) home when I was younger. He always made me laugh and was a good man. My thought and prayers are with you.

  8. Dear Mary and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Leons passing. Sending you love and prayers
    Bernard and Marge Fiedler

  9. We have such fun and loving memories of Leon. Our prayers are with all of you.
    Severin and Diane DeBacker

  10. So sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting & dicussing the hunting & fishing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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