Steven Lee Whiteaker, 74, of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

Steven Lee Whiteaker, 74, of Leavenworth, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. He was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of John and Faye (Ruch) Whiteaker.
On Nov. 30, 1968, Steven married Donna Marie Danzebrink at St. Lawrence Church in Easton, Kan. She survives at the home. He is also survived by two daughters, Laurie Whiteaker and Mandy (William “Bill”) Cavalieri; two grandchildren, Amanda Carter and Anthony Cavalieri; three brothers, John W. (Neva) Whiteaker, Richard (Therese) Whiteaker and Mark (Ann) Whiteaker; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Michelle Whiteaker.
Steven enjoyed hunting, fishing and yard work. He also loved playing and entertaining his grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mooney Creek Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to donor's choice.