Raymond Leindecker Sr., 74, of 619 N. 22nd, died at 11:37 a.m. Monday (June 28, 2010) in his home. Born April 15, 1936, in Quincy, Ray was the son of Tobias and Mary Purdy Leindecker. He married Donna "Toni" Conners on Jan. 21, 1956, in Quincy. She died April 11, 1984. Ray served on the board of commissioners of the Quincy Housing Authority and was a lifelong volunteer with the Quincy Neighborhood Federation and Youth Center. In 2004, Ray was named the recipient of the Theda Jansen Award, honoring him for his many years of service with the Quincy Neighborhood Federation. A 1955 graduate of Quincy High School, Ray was employed for 35 years at the Illinois Veterans Home, retiring as a stationary engineer in the power plant. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Leindecker and Theresa Blair and her husband, Thomas, both of Quincy; a son, Raymond Leindecker Jr. of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Carrie Dusch and her husband, Bryan, Kenneth "Toby" Culp and his wife, Tami, Travis Culp, Tina Leindecker, Raymond Leindecker III, Erin Schlee and her husband, Kevin, Kevin Leindecker and Lisa Leindecker; 11 great-grandchildren, Allison Haynes, Abbie Dusch, Joshua Culp, Joseph Culp, Thomas Culp, Kaden Culp, Tyler Smith, Austin Smith, Brett Tallcott, Autumn Leindecker and Lola Leindecker; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Leindecker was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Toni; a grandson, Tobias Ray Leindecker; three brothers, William Strub, Frank Strub and Frank Leindecker; and two sisters, Mary Ann Orr and Margaret Squires. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Rocky Murry conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday until the time of services at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Quincy Neighborhood Federation or the Autism Foundation. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Quincy, IL 62301
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 30 to July 2, 2010