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William W. "Bill" Legleiter
1925 - 2011
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LIEBENTHAL — William W. "Bill" Legleiter, 85, of Liebenthal, passed away March 6 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. Born on Nov. 11, 1925, in rural Liebenthal, he was the son of Nick and Katie (Urban) Legleiter. He married Rita Giebler on Nov. 27, 1946, in Catharine. He was a farmer and stockman who was known to be a hard working man. He had served on the La Crosse Co-op Board and School Board and was a 4-H leader in Liebenthal.

William was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus member, both of Liebenthal.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Legleiter of Liebenthal; six sons, Jim and wife Cathy of Louisville, Ky., Floyd and wife Joan of Denver, Colo., Norman and wife Lou Ann of La Crosse, Earl and wife Leslie of Englewood, Colo., Billy and wife Donna, and David, all of Liebenthal; two daughters, Mary Rose Pickle and husband Randy of Wichita, and Joyce Kallenberger and husband Dan of Weatherby, Mo.; 24 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Legleiter; great grandson, Colby McEntire; four brothers, Jake, Leonard, Albert and Bernard; and four sisters, Ella Dreitz, Bertha Gross, Irene Herman, Albertine Herrman and Sr. Julia Legleiter.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Liebenthal. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Liebenthal. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Brock’s North Hill Chapel in Hays, with the family present from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to greet friends. Wednesday visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. A parish vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Liebenthal 3rd degree Knights of Columbus Rosary, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Heritage Fund or St. Joseph Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be sent by guest book to the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Brock’s North Hill Chapel#

P.O. Box 86; 2509 Vine St.

Hays, KS 67601

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 8, 2011