LeRoy Kreutzer, 69, Hays, died Saturday, February 23, 2019 at HaysMed.
He was born May 1, 1949 in Hays the youngest child of Isidor and Lidwina (Younker) Kreutzer. On June 22, 1968 he was united in marriage to Sandra “Sandy” Linenberger in Denver, Colorado. LeRoy was the Mechanic Supervisor for the City of Hays Service Division for 26 years, retiring in 2015. He then became the maintenance man for Cedar View/Homestead of Hays for three years. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and was a Boy Scout Leader of Troop #113, and a little league baseball and soccer coach. He was a Kansas City Chiefs fan, enjoyed fixing things and helping others, helping with family home projects, golfing, fishing, camping, traveling, walking his dog Gunner, and the occasional trip to the casino. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and going to their games and performances. Family was extremely important to him and he was fortunate to have thirty-nine of his family members go on a family cruise last June as he and his wife celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Survivors include his wife Sandy, of the home in Hays, two sons; LeRoy Kreutzer, Jr. and wife Jenny of Wichita, Kyle J. Kreutzer and wife Jaime of Hays, four grandchildren; Cody and Brady Kreutzer of Hays and Kelsie and Karlie Kreutzer of Wichita, a sister; Firma Pfannenstiel of WaKeeney, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Marvin, Kenneth, and an infant brother LeRoy, and six sisters; Anna, Alice, Verla, Millie, Neola, and Viola.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Barry Brinkman officiating. Private family inurnment will be at a later date in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Wednesday and from 9:30 am until 10:45 on Thursday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. A parish vigil service will be at 6:30 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK) or to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church building fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories of LeRoy may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com