Leonard A. Kiehl, 77, died Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
He was born July 26, 1936 at Garden City, the son of Clarence and Verna Corn Kiehl. A Dodge City resident since 1967, moving from Tribune, he worked for the Dodge City Fire Department, retiring in 1992 as a Captain and also worked as the City Code Inspector for several years. He was a life member of Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714 and the Kansas Code Enforcement.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a helicopter pilot stationed in Germany.
On November 24, 1956 he married Ruby Louise Clapp at Garden City. She preceded him death on August 3, 1977. On September 30, 1978 he married Roberta Hornung at Spearville. She survives.
Other survivors include: 5 children, Cliff Kiehl, Bucklin, Gene Kiehl and wife Penny, Jetmore, Tammy Thompson and husband Gary, Hudson, Kansas, Tracy Kiehl and wife Cindy, Dodge City and Dawn Danner and husband Rick, Rocky Ford, Colorado; 13 brothers and sisters, Chuck Kiehl, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wanda Mae Stintzie, International Falls, Minnesota, Kenneth Kiehl, Garden City, Patricia Parson, Newton, Linda Vargas, Wichita, Barb Fleetwood, Dodge City, Karen Sue Adams, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jerry Kiehl, Lake Charles Louisiana, Wes Kiehl, Springfield, Missouri, Harold Kiehl, Florida, Mike Kiehl, Newton, Larry Kiehl, Perryton, Texas and Bob Kiehl, Louisiana; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Kiehl.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, with Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Friends may call from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday and 10:00 am to service time Wednesday both at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City, with military rites by Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714 and KSARNG Military Honors.
The family suggests memorials to the Leonard Kiehl Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.