Leonard Floyd Wake Sr., 85, Leavenworth, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at his home. Mr. Wake was born March 14, 1935, in rural Leavenworth, the son of Floyd Benjamin and Ruth Helena Haines Wake. He was a 1953 graduate of Jarbalo Rural High School. He served in the Kansas National Guard and National Guard Reserves. He was a lifelong farmer and dairyman in rural Leavenworth and formerly worked as a truck driver and hauled bulk milk for Mid-American dairymen and others in the area. He also worked 16 years as a plant maintenance and aircraft mechanic for TWA and American Airlines retiring in 2004. He attended Air Frame and Power Plant Aircraft school and was a member of the International Association of Machinist and Transport Worker’s Union. He was a member of the Faith Christian Center International in Leavenworth and formerly of the Harvest Church in Kansas City, Missouri.
Leonard F. Wake Sr. married Grace Marie Wallingford on April 4, 1964, at Nortonville. She preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2017. Survivors include three daughters, Beatrice “Ruth” Wake (Gary Hanson), Leavenworth, Karen (Michael) Bottary, Leavenworth, Janet (Stephen) Baker, Virginia Beach, Virginia, one son, Leonard F. Wake Jr, Miami Springs, Florida, one brother, Walter Lee (Virginia) Wake, Leavenworth, two sisters, Emma Dougherty, Leavenworth, Wilma (Gary) Anderson, Lawrence, five grandchildren, Derek Donahoo, Kenny Jasuta, Mason Jasuta, Lauren Bottary, Michael Bottary, and two great-grandsons, Derek Donahoo Jr., and Elijah Hale Donahoo. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katelyn Bottary.
Cremation care is planned. A memorial service will be announced at a later date after COVID-19 concerns have eased. Memorials are suggested to Good Shepard Hospice or to the residents’ activity fund of The Piper assisted living center in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS, 66066. Their website is www.barnettfamilyfh.com
Published on February 26, 2021