Robert Anthony Leppek

Friday, May. 26, 2023
Robert Anthony Leppek
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Robert Anthony Leppek

October 1, 1926 ~ April 29, 2023

Robert was born in Parisville, Michigan on October 1, 1926 to Walter S. and Gertrude M. Kowalski Leppek. Robert married Sestia Kalb in October 1951. They were married for 71 years until her passing in 2022.

Robert enlisted in the United States Marines in May 1944. He served in the Central and Eastern Pacific area. On February 19, 1945 he was in war-time action against the enemy at Iwo Jima, Volcano Island, and was severely wounded. Robert received a Purple Heart for this incident.

Robert retired from John Sexton & Company Inc. Chicago, Illinois. While working for Sexton’s in Salina, Kansas, he met Sestia. They married and together raised their four children, moving from Kansas to Minnesota to Utah then Nevada. Robert received numerous sales awards during his 25 years with Sexton’s. He later worked as a contractor.

Robert was a member of St. Ambrose Parish, where he was active in the Diocesan Development Drive and various programs with his children at J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School. Later, Robert rekindled his relationship with God and attended Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Robert loved his family. He also loved playing golf. He achieved a hole in one in 1972. Robert also enjoyed playing cards, watching football and heading to the casinos. Our dad, tender and kind, was always there for us. He rescued each of us many times when we were in a bind, and taught us life’s lessons along the way. We enjoyed many family vacations together as well as individual time as we traveled with our dad for work during our summer breaks.

Robert is survived by his sons, Larry (Helen), North Dakota and David (Tina), California; daughters, Gloria (Tom), South Carolina and Mary, Nevada; four grandsons, Daniel Leppek, Andrew Yugel, Joey Goodwill and Tony Leppek; four granddaughters, Mari Andrew, Buffy Brett, Abbey Galindo and Molly Leppek; and four great-grandchildren, Warner and Brody Galindo and Skyler and Lillian Leppek.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Eleanor Abraham and Valerie Leppek; brothers Bernard, Walter Jr., Richard, James and Harold; and his grandson Luke Leppek. Robert will be buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada. A memorial service will be held June 7 at 2 p.m.

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