Celestine E. Leikam, 95, passed away on April 12, 2013 at his home in Dodge City.
Celestine E. Leikam, 95, passed away on April 12, 2013 at his home in Dodge City. He was born on February 16, 1918 in Catherine, Kan. the son of John and Rosa Garnnwitter Leikam. He was a barber in the Lora Locke Hotel for many years and a member of Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City. He was a US Army Air Force Veteran having served during World War II. On February 28, 1949 he married Mildred Chance in Ness City. She preceded him in death January 26, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jake, Alfonse, Leonard, Lewis, Joe, John, and an infant brother, Frank and his sisters, Alma Curtis, Dorothy Drake, and Anna Hopper. His youngest brother Frank Leikam, Ness City, survives. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, Ness City. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Parish Vigil to follow at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at the church. Friends may call at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City on Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and at the church until service time. Memorial contributions may be given to of Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City. Words of sympathy and support may be left for the family at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com. Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, is in charge of arrangements.