Leroy Meyers Hesler, 93, passed away March 31, 2020, at Medicalodges of Great Bend. He was born on March 13, 1927, at Kiowa, Kan., to Jess Carl Hesler Sr. and Edna Gertrude (Schwartz) Hesler.
In 1952, at the age of 25, Leroy started working for Boeing in Wichita and lived in Mulvane. In 1954, he was drafted into the United States Army and was given a medical honorable discharge after 6 months. He resumed working at Boeing for 14 years, then moved to Augusta, where he worked for the Light Plant. After 12 years in Augusta, he then decided to move to Russell and worked for the City of Russell, where he retired after 14 years in the 1990s. He then moved to Great Bend.
Leroy was of the Methodist faith. He was an avid coin collector and enjoyed reading National Geographic magazines cover to cover. He enjoyed bird watching, but he especially loved cardinals.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Jess C. Hesler Jr., and Mildred J. Seley.
Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Bryant Funeral Home. Private family services will be held. Interment will be in the Cimarron Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army or Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 1, 2020