JOHN PHILLIP LEEPER
1939 - 2021
BORN
1939
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals
6810 Old Trail Road
Fort Wayne, IN
JOHN PHILLIP LEEPER, 81, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. Born Nov. 18, 1939, in Fort Wayne, he was the oldest of six children and a son of the late Joe Leeper and Bertha Freeburn. John was a member of Suburban Bethlehem and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He served on many boards including GCSAA, MTRF and the Hoosier Turf Grass Association. He loved golf and had many amateur wins in his career including the 1975 Fort Wayne Men's City Golf Championship. He was a former owner / partner in Cedar Creek Golf Course and Havenhurst (Whispering Creek) Golf Course. He was a former owner of Leeper's Lawn Service, golf course superintendent and club manager of Orchard Ridge Country Club, Brookwood Golf Course Superintendent, and club manager of Springfield Country Club. He went to Scotland, in 1979, to represent the GCSAA and their team finished first. He also loved the outdoors, gardening, and his grandkids. John is survived by his children, Chris (Amy) Leeper, Tina (Doug) Roussey and Cory (Maria) Leeper, all of Fort Wayne, and Tracy Leeper of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and siblings, Tom (Judy) Leeper, Don (Brenda) Leeper, Connie (Frank) Montes, Rose (Dan) Dickerhoof, and Jerry (Sandy) Leeper. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Velma. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46809), with visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be left online at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com

Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 8, 2021.
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Apr
12
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals
6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN
Apr
12
Memorial service
1:00p.m.
Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals
6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN
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We are so sorry for your recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
Tim Bussick
Acquaintance
April 14, 2021
The Levenda Family
April 9, 2021
Is there a nicer guy out there? If there IS I haven't meet him. John was a good friend and neighbor,he will be missed.Rest in peace old friend.
Dave&Judy Ross
Neighbor
April 8, 2021
What a lovely person. He shall be missed, I am sure. The good old days were such fun. Annie Eckrich
Eckrich Ann B. Higbie
Friend
April 8, 2021
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