Kathleen J. Leikam
Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home
Kathleen J (Katie) Leikam, 88, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, August 28th, at Salina Regional Health Center. Katie was born in Marysville, Kansas on June 12, 1925, to the late Mabel R (Cooper) and Henry A Marquardt.
She worked as a telephone service assistant for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She retired after 23 years of service. Katie worked in offices in Hays, Salina, Concordia, and Wichita. Following her retirement, she worked as a cashier at St. Johns Hospital for 17 years, until her retirement. Then she worked for Market Aid in Salina.
Katie was a member of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Pioneers. She loved gardening and took great pride in her flowers. Katie will be remembered for her loving commitment to her family, and her deep devotion to her many friends. Her energetic spirit will be missed by all.
She was the widow of Joseph L Leikam. They were married in 1941 in Marysville, Kansas.
Katie is survived by -
Companion: Don Blaker, of Topeka, Kansas
Daughters: Jean Koerner, of Hays, Kansas
Kathy J Creighton and companion Dennis Hackett, of Stockton, Kansas
Sons: Don Leikam, of Hays, Kansas
Joe (Barbara) Leikam, of Hays, Kansas
Bill Leikam and companion Jaci Gottchalk, of Hays, Kansas
Sisters: Maxine Farrell, of Beatrice, Nebraska
Marilyn Anderson, of Blue Springs, Missouri
Joan Rossetti, of Wheatridge, Colorado
Brothers: Don (Mary Lou) Marquardt, of Marysville, Kansas
Gary (MaryAnn) Marquardt, of Kansas City, Kansas
Roger Marquardt, of Kansas City, Kansas
Grandchildren: Kim (Jeff) Dechant, of Hays
Sandy (David) Linenberger, of Salina
Jackie (Chad) Ruder, of Hays
Lori (Rod) Lebert, of Douglas, Wyoming
Leah (Chris) Rhoades, of Hays
Shelly (Albert) Gonzalez, of Theresa, New York
McKenzie (Emery) Myers, of Salina
Joe Leikam,III , of Salina
Bill (Katie) Leikam, of Victoria, Kansas
Mike (Kelly) Leikam, of Gypsum, Colorado
Jason (Rebecca) Creighton, of Stockton, Kansas
Justin (Fielzah) Creighton, of Stockton, Kansas
Many nieces, nephews and friends
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph Leikam, sisters Evelyn Schmidt, Helen Scott; son-in-law Arlen F. Koerner, daughter-in-law Shirley Leikam; grandson Brent Leikam; great-granddaughter Jannah Creighton; great-grandson Bryden Leikam.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, Salina. Family will greet friends from 6-8.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013 at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Hays, Kansas, with Fr. Charles Awotwi, officiating.
A Rosary and viewing will be held at the church at 9:30.
Interment will follow the mass at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery.
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