Obituaries

Obituaries

James H. Lechtenberg 1927 - 2007 Leawood

Leawood - Mass of Christian burial for James H. Lechtenberg, 79, Leawood, will be at 10 a.m. today at Church of the Nativity in Leawood. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.Mr. Lechtenberg died Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.He was born March 10, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Andrew and Harriet Lechtenberg. He attended Redemptorist High School.Mr. Lechtenberg served in the U.S. Navy. He owned Lechtenberg Painting Co. from 1951 to 1992 and owned J & R Construction Co.He was a member of the American Legion and a charter and board member of Leawood South Country Club.He married Rose Marie Penick on Jan. 25, 1946. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Linda LaTona and Vicki Silverman; three brothers, Daniel, Michael, of Lawrence, and Mark; two sisters, Martha Boutross and Mary Ann Schleicher; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Silverman.The family suggests memorials to the Emily Silverman Memorial Fund or Memorial Masses, sent in care of McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.