Leroy Zahner

Friday, November 4, 2011

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leroy R. Zahner, 96, of Perryville died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Independence Care Center.

He was born Feb. 24, 1915, in Perryville, son of Romanus and Anna Hoffman Zahner. He and Marie Edmond were married May 7, 1938, at Perryville. She preceded him in death Dec. 25, 2008.

Leroy was a farmer and also worked for American Railroad Car. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are four sons, Steve (Juanita) Zahner of Perryville, Rodney (Sandy) Zahner of Eureka, Mo., Timothy Zahner of New Bloomfield, Mo., Robert (Mary) Zahner of Perryville; two daughters, Suzanne (Chuck) Levy of Kirkwood, Mo., Kathy (Wayne) Schnurbusch of Arnold, Mo.; a sister, Edna Kirn of Perryville; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a sister, two brothers and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Monday at Miller Family Funeral Home. Parish prayers with the Knights of Columbus will be at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church. The Rev. Milton Ryan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Southeast Hospice or the St. Vincent de Paul school system.