NOTICE: DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR HERMAN LEROUX WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM THURSDAY AT BUCK CREEK SCHOOL, JUST OFF HWY. 24 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY. The burial will follow at Underwood Cemetery. The family will greet friends at Buck Creek School following the burial.
Herman died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at his home.
He was born Oct. 17, 1932, in Wewoka, Okla., the son of Charles E. and Lottie D. Hanning LeRoux. He was a mechanic all his life, beginning work with Wilson Implement, then Johanning Implement from 1968 until they closed in 1987, and finally becoming self-employed. He enjoyed traveling, bingo, and going to the casino.
He married Marjorie Helen Cleek on Nov. 4, 1952, in Oskaloosa. They lived in the Williamstown area for many years before moving to Lawrence in the late 1960’s. Marjorie preceded him in death in 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Ethel LeRoux, his stepfather, Robert Nance, a brother, Charles LeRoux, eight half brothers and two half sisters.
Survivors include a son, Eric LeRoux and wife Genie, Lecompton; two daughters, Deborah Feist, Lawrence, and Lynda Wilson and husband Jerry, Eudora; siblings Hazel Cross (Dene), Hubert Payne (Eleanor), Sara Smith (Daryl), Myra Eastman, Carol Haywood, Sharon Allen, and Mary Smith; sister-in-laws Karen LeRoux and Delana LeRoux; grandchildren Erin Lewis (Jason), Phillip LeRoux (Susie), Chad F. Wilson, Amy Wilson, Mathew Parton, Jessica Brown, Jamie LaDuke, and John LaDuke; six great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6-8. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Herman LeRoux Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com