Charles Leeka, 65

Charles F. Leeka, 65, Laketon, died June 1 at 6:10 a.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born Aug. 29, 1948 to William and Mary (Rhoades) Leeka, in Wabash.

Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1972. He was employed with Laketon Refinery from 1972-1994, and worked at McDonalds from 1994-2001. He then worked with North Manchester Foundry (Manchester Metals) from 2001-2004. He married Markeeta Flemming on July 21, 1984; she survives.

He is also survived by four sons, Paul Leeka, Laketon, John (Danielle) Leeka, Warsaw, Brian (Angie) Leeka, Fort Wayne, and Aron Ball, Laketon; a sister, Betty Jane Fish, Huntington; 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at McKee Mortuary on Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester.

Posted on 2014 Jun 04