Gerald Dean Leikam, 76, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Ness County Hospital.

He was born Dec. 30, 1943, in Ness City to Alphonse and Frances (Korbe) Leikam. He was a 1962 graduate of Ness City High School.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ness City.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Hashenberger and husband, Brian, Natoma, and their three children, Danny Ellis and wife, Cambria (Eickhoff) and Tera Hashenberger, all of Natoma, and Justin Hashenberger, Ness City; a daughter, Dee Bauer and husband, Brady Bauer, Ness City, and their four children, Josh Crombie and wife, Lauren (Pfannenstiel), Brittany Bauer, Dalton Bauer, and wife, Madison (Wallgren) and William Bauer, all of Ness City; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Leikam and Wayne Leikam; and a sister, Lorena (Leikam) Stoecklein.

A funeral service will be announced and held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Jansen Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Condolences can be left for the family by writing in the guest book.