Robert Leckrone, 90

Robert H. Leckrone, 90, Silver Lake, died at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

He was born April 14, 1922 in Kosciusko County to Herman W. and Cora (Keister) Leckrone. He graduated from Sidney High School, class of 1940. On Jan. 25, 1941, he married M. Leona Winger in the home of her parents by her uncle, Rev. Otho Winger. She died Dec. 13, 2012. Bob and Leona spent their entire lives in Kosciusko County and spent 13 winters in Sebring, Florida. They were third generation farmers on the same family farm for 60 years. He also had worked as a driver for John Yoder Lime Hauling, worked at Miller & Sons Lumber Co., Silver Lake, and Strauss Elevator, Silver Lake. He was a member of the Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake. He served on the Ulrey Memorial Cemetery board for 23 years.

He is survived by one son, Tom (Janis) Leckrone, North Manchester; two daughters, Nancy (Richard) Bellows, Carmel, and Susan Clark, Silver Lake; Seven grandchildren, Bobbi (Eric Karwisch) Bates, Indianapolis, Danna (Daryl) Cripe, Noblesville, Lori (Brett) Myers, Akron, Dusty (Staci) Bellows, Fishers, Rob (Karen) Clark, Silver Lake, Susi (Michael) Stephan, North Manchester, and Beth (Kyle) Howard, North Manchester, and twelve great grandchildren.  His parents, one brother, one sister, a son-in-law, Ray Clark and a grandson, Thomas Alan Clark, preceded him in death.

Family & friends may call Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 W, North Manchester, IN. Calling also one hour prior to services Sunday at the church. 

Services will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, 2507 E. State Road 14, Silver Lake. Pastor Andrew Sampson will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake. For those who wish to honor the memory of Robert H. Leckrone, memorial contributions may be made to Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, c/o David Metzger, 11 Woodspoint Circle, North Manchester, IN 46962. 

Posted on 2013 Feb 22