|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2000|
Nicholas is the first of five children, named for his grandfather Klaas (Nicholas) Leep, born in 1912 in the Dutch truck farmers settlement Roseland in the Southern part of Chicago.
Nicholas' family Leep moved in 1917 to his uncles and grandmother Leep in the former Dutch settlement Cramersburg in the southwestern part of the Canadian southern and central province Saskatshewan. In 1920 they moved to East Martin, Allegan County, in the western part of Michigan.
In 1930 Nichalos (18 y), his father David Leep (43 y), his mother Fannie (41 y), his siblings Henry (16 y, Illinois), Anton Leep (14 y, Illinois), Elizabeth (11 y, Canada) and Martin (7 y, Illinois) resided in Martin, Allegan County, Michigan, about 20 miles south of Grand Rapids. The family of his uncle Duke Leep was living there too.
Farmer Nicholas, residing in Shelbyville, Allegan County, married on 30 November 1934 in Holland, Ottawa County, in the western part of Michigan too at the age of 22 years to the one year older Henrietta Medendorp, who was residing in Martin, Allegan County.
In April 1940 Nick Leep (28 y, salesman), his wife Henrietta (28 y), their children David Leep (4 y), Joyce (3 y), Jean (3 y) and Elizabeth (4 months) lived at a rented home in Marshall City, seat of Calhoun County, in the southwestern part of Michigan. In 1935 Nick and Henrietta lived in Martin, Allegan County, Michigan.
Nick Leep was the retired founder, in 1954, and owner of Leep's Supply in Highland. The history of Leep's Supply Company according to its website in May 2013:
Since 1954, Leep's Supply Company, Inc. has been a leader in the plumbing industry. Leeps Supply was established at our original location on Highway Avenue in Highland, Indiana by founder Nicholas (Nick) Leep, his son David, and business partner Margaret Yothment.
The company is now headed and owned by John Hamstra, Nick's son-in-law. In 1998, Leep's Supply employees invested in our company with an employee stock purchase, making a commitment to the company's success.
Leep's Supply is built on a Christian foundation, meaning that we treat customers as we wish to be treated, and conduct all aspects of our business with honesty and integrity. This dedication to service is reflected in the Leep's Supply motto, "Service and Values". It is not just a slogan, but a benchmark against which we measure our success. We believe these values are why we continue to be blessed with growth and prosperity.
Leep's Supply has grown from humble beginnings to currently employing over eighty employees in seven locations. Our second showroom opened in Merrillville in 1992, and included a 26,000 square foot warehouse facility. Our Hobart location, and its 14,000 square foot warehouse, opened in 1999, followed by Leep's Supply in Michigan City in 2001, featuring a showroom and 8,000 square foot warehouse. Lynwood, Illinois became our main distribution facility with its 46,000 square foot warehouse, contractor supply, and showroom. In 2005 we opened a branch in Lowell, Indiana, followed by our St. Joseph, Michigan location in 2006.
Stop in at one of our seven locations for all your plumbing needs, and let us show what "Service and Values" means to you, our customers.
Nicholas Leep died in March 2000 in Highland at the age of 88 years, his widow Henrietta died less than three weeks later at the same place and at the same age.
Nicholas D Leep, 88, of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2000.
Survived by his wife, Henrietta, of 65 years; two sons, David Leep of Highland and Allen "Sam" (Ethel) Leep of Highland; five daughters, Joyce (Albert) Petrichek of Pennsylvania, Betty (Chuck) Pynakker of Munster, Vanna (Tom) Buursma of Michigan, Donna (late John) Kotynski
of Highland, and Ruth (John) Hamstra of Highland; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Steve (Ann) Leep of Michigan; and one sister,Elizabeth (Dick) Zandstra of Munster.
Preceded in death by two brothers, Anton and Henry.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, 2000, 11 a.m. at Living Word Church, 2248-186th, Lansing, Illinois, with Mike Stevens and Ron Rhodes, Ministers, officiating.
Burial at Memory Lane Cemetery, Schererville. Friends may meet with the family on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road (two blocks south of
Ridge Rd), Highland. Memorials may be given to Spirit of God School.
David K Leep (1886 - 1968)
Fannie Douma Leep (1887 - 1977)
Henrietta Medendorp Leep (1911 - 2000)
Nicholas D Leep (1912 - 2000)
Henry D Leep (1913 - 1996)*
Anton D Leep (1915 - 1979)*
Elizabeth Leep Zandstra (1918 - 2006)*
Memory Lane Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: May 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110330627