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Leo L. Crevier

Seneca, KS

08/18/1910 - 07/17/2000

Leo L. Crevier, 89, of Seneca, KS, died Monday, July 17, 2000 at Country View Estates Care Home in Seneca. He had been a resident there since July 27, 1998.

He was born August 18, 1910, at Winifred, KS, the son of Edmond and Julia Chaquette Crevier. He attended school at Winifred and later at Lillis after the family moved to Marshall County, KS. His father was a blacksmith and made farm wagons. When he was 16, Leo worked for the Grand Island Railroad as a section hand for a year before he joined his father in the blacksmith shop. Later he worked at Lake Nemaha near Seneca, at the CCC Camp where he shod horses.

In 1933 Leo and his brother, Vincent, opened Crevier’s Welding Shop in Seneca. In 1948 he bought out his brother’s interest. His son, Leo E., worked with him and in 1975 purchased the shop, and Leo retired.

n June 30, 1932, he married Edna G. Shockey at Axtell, KS. They lived in Seneca for many years and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1982 and their 60th in 1992. Edna preceded him in death on February 2, 1995.

He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, St. Joseph’s Society at the church, and the Knights of Columbus Council #1769, all in Seneca.

Survivors are his son, Leo E. of Seneca; a daughter, Rose M. “Rosie” Crevier of Seneca; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A vigil prayer service will be held at 7 PM Tuesday at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be given for the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital or Country View Estates Activity Fund, and sent in care of the family.

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