Charles Edward "Eddie" Leka
RIVERTON - Charles Edward "Eddie" Leka, 68, of Riverton, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home.
Eddie was born September 15, 1944, in Springfield, the son of John Henry and Louise Long Leka. He married Judy Hudson on September 15, 1962, and together they had four children; she preceded him in death in 2001. He later married Barbara Brown on September 30, 2005; she preceded him in death in 2010.
Eddie worked for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator; he retired after working for over 38 years. He enjoyed working, watching dirt car racing; NASCAR, wrestling, tinkering in his garage, cutting trees and his Bobcat.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bobby Leka; and one sister, Vicki Jo Leka.
He is survived by four children: Patty (Joe) Rocha, Jeff (Pam) Leka, Tim Leka and Barbie Leka; three brothers: John, Jim and Sam Leka; one sister, Linda Bartolo; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Carver officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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