LeRoy Kreutzer, 69, Hays, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Hays Medical Center

He was born May 1, 1949, in Hays to Isidor and Lidwina (Younker) Kreutzer

He married Sandra “Sandy” Linenberger on June 22, 1968, in Denver. He was mechanic supervisor for the City of Hays Service Division for 26 years, retiring in 2015. He later became the maintenance man for Cedar View/Homestead of Hays for three years.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, was a boy scout leader of Troop No. 113, and a Little League baseball and soccer coach. He was a Kansas City Chiefs fan, enjoyed fixing things and helping others, helping with family home projects, golfing, fishing, camping, traveling, walking his dog, Gunner, and the occasional trip to the casino.

He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, and going to their games and performances. Family was extremely important to him and he was fortunate to have 39 of his family members go on a family cruise last June as he and his wife celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife of the home in Hays; two sons, LeRoy Kreutzer Jr. and wife, Jenny, Wichita, Kyle J. Kreutzer and wife, Jaime, Hays; a sister, Firma Pfannenstiel, WaKeeney; four grandchildren, Cody and Brady Kreutzer, Hays, and Kelsie and Karlie Kreutzer, Wichita; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Marvin, Kenneth and an infant brother, LeRoy; and six sisters, Anna, Alice, Verla, Millie, Neola and Viola.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; private family inurnment will be at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 to10:45 a.m. Thursday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK) or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church building fund, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be left at www.haysmemorial.com