Leonard Pete Wildeman
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.