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Leon Nees

October 2, 2001

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Tonganoxie Services for Leon A. Nees, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mr. Nees died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

He was born May 19, 1919, in Mt. Carmel, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Kies) Nees. He was a farmer until his retirement in 1970, when he moved to Arizona. He moved to Tonganoxie in 1984.

Mr. Nees was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Laurens, Iowa, and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie.

He married Genevieve E. Oswald on April 2, 1941 in Carroll, Iowa. She died Nov. 19, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Ross, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Nancy Barnett, Roeland Park; three sisters, Sister Eloise Nees, LaCross, Wis., Mary Daniel, Carroll, Iowa, and Leona Donelson, New Hope, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Carl, Rudolph, William, George and Frank, and five sisters, Margaret Mosman, Emma Freese, Anna Henkenius, Victoria Olberding and Julia Rettenmaier.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

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