Darrell John Leiker, 66, Hays, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his home.

He was born Sept. 25, 1952, in Hays to Christian and Helen (Dinkel) Leiker.

He married Linnea Johnson on Nov. 4, 1983, in Charleston, S.C. Together they shared 35 years of marriage. He was a rural mail carrier in Ellis County for over 20 years. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran.

He was a 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; two sons, John Christopher “Chris” Leiker and wife, Kielin, Kansas City, Mo., and Alexander Christian Leiker and wife, Holly, Hays; a daughter, Antoinette “Tanya” Leiker, Kansas City, Kan.; his mother, Antonino; two sisters, Sharon Staab and husband, Gerald and Paullette Leiker, all of Hays.

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

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Munjor. 

Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.