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Darrell John Leiker

September 25, 1952 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 66)

Darrell John Leiker, age 66, of Hays, KS, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home in Hays. He was born on September 25, 1952 in Hays, KS to Christian and Helen (Dinkel) Leiker. On November 4, 1983, Darrell married Linnea Johnson in Charleston, South Carolina. Together, they shared 35 years of marriage.

Darrell served and retired from the United States Navy. He was a Rural Mail Carrier in Ellis County for over 20 years. He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Hays and served as Secretary. His family and friends will remember him as a handyman that could fix anything.

Survivors include his wife of the home, Linnea Leiker; two sons, John Christopher “Chris” Leiker and his wife Kielin of Kansas City, MO, Alexander Christian Leiker and his wife Holly of Hays; one daughter, Antoinette “Tanya” Leiker of Kansas City, KS; mother, Helen Leiker of Antonino, KS; two sisters, Sharon Staab and her husband Gerald and Paullette Leiker all of Hays.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Ivorgene Pelz.

Cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Munjor, KS.  

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