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H. Edward Lecuyer

Published on -10/16/2012, 10:15 AM

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H. Edward Lecuyer, 87, Hays, formerly of Ellis, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Ellis to Dr. Anthol and Mary (Henchey) Lecuyer. He left Kansas to attend Colorado School of Mines. He returned to school after his military service, earning a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Colorado A&M University, now Colorado State University.

He married Marjie Shepherd on July 20, 1957, in Craig, Colo. He was a co-founder of Merrick & Co., Aurora, Colo., which provides engineering, architecture, design-build, GeoSpatial and surveying solutions. During his time with the company, he served as vice president, director, senior vice president, chairman of the board of directors and was serving as chairman emeritus. He was a U.S. Army veteran, ultimately seeing action at the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II in Europe. He earned a Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; a daughter, Lynn Alms and husband, Doran, Branson, Mo.; and three grandsons, Greg, Eric and Derek Alms.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack and Gordon Lecuyer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, with military honors by Hays VFW.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Ellis Library in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.

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