Leonard Pete Wildeman

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Leonard Pete Wildeman was born on November 25, 1941 in Quinter Kansas to the late Fred and Dora (Selensky) Wildeman. He passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Olathe Kansas at the age of 79.


Leonard graduated from Quinter High School with the class of 1960. On May 27, 1961 he was united in marriage to Carmelia “Candy” Wilson in Grainfield, Kansas. He was drafted into the Army and was stationed at Fort Riley, KS. Over his lifetime he held various occupations including construction, utility companies, farming, aircraft manufacturing and truck driving.  His interests were coin collecting, WW II history, FOX Business News, western books and movies. He was a member of The American Legion Post 190 in Dighton, KS.     


Leonard is survived by four children; Yvonne Smith and husband Randall of Olathe, KS, Leon Wildeman and partner Susan of Williamsburg, KS, Valerie Stewart and husband Jon of Clay, AL, Verlene Wildeman of Madison, IN; two brothers, Herbert Wildeman and wife Janet of Denver, CO, Leroy Wildeman, and wife Andrea of Hoxie, KS. Ten grandchildren; Brett Stewart and wife Nicole, Kelvin Wildeman and wife Chelsey, Paul Copeland, Emily Schmidt and husband Mark, Holly Ann Copeland and husband Dylan Carpenter, Betsy Smith, Brie Stewart, Kate Wildeman, Villette Pittman and husband Jonathan, Reed Smith. Seven great grandchildren; Lena Pittman, Emelia Stewart, Penny Pittman, Carter Schmidt, Brooks Stewart, Elizabeth Wildeman and Bennett Schmidt.


Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Candy of 48 years, his parents; Fred and Dora,  three brothers, Jacob, Herman and Leo; and one sister, Delphine Marcotte. 


Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Park, KS. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery Fund of Park, KS.


  1. Tina Boone on October 9, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Cousin Leonard,
    I cherished our conversations and I am so grateful that Verleen brought you here for one last visit, and to bring the pot for the stove (it’s still rusty and I love it that way.) May you Rest In Peace.
    My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go to you all. I pray you all find peace, love and comfort.
    Love and Blessings
    Tina Boone

  2. Kelley Wilson on September 7, 2021 at 11:20 am

    all my heart & all my love around the family.

  3. Virginia Wessel on August 29, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Extending my sympathy to the family. He has been on my mind to call him and just never got around to it. Roger Wilson let me know that he had passed on. You are all In my thoughts and prayers.

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