Leroy Pearl Pecht

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Leroy Pearl Pecht

  • Birth 28 Apr 1879 Hardy, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 8 Aug 1932 Holmesville, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Republic County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Lot 93
  • Memorial ID 11290479

Leroy Pecht was born on a farm near Hardy, Neb., April 28, 1879, and departed this life at Holmesville, Monday morning, August 8, 1932, at the age of 53 years, 3 months and 11 days. he was baptized as a child in the Lutheran church, grew to manhood in and around Hardy and attended the Hardy public schools.

On April 11, 1900, he was united in marriage to Clara Laymon, who had remained a faithful companion until death called her loved one away. To this union were born six children, Ruby, Clyde, Cecile and Mildred, two having passed away in infancy.

For the last 16 years Mr. Pecht was engaged in the elevator business at Hardy, Neb., until two years ago when he, with his family moved to Holmesville, Neb., where he became manager of the Farmers' elevator at that place. He had been in poor health for the past several years and for the past three weeks had been bedfast.

He was a member of the Odd fellows at the time of his death, having always done all he could for that organization. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a friend to everyone. Anything he could do to serve another was his policy.

He leaves to mourn his passing, beside his lifetime companion, the four children, Ruby Petersen of Lincoln, Neb., Cecile Viers of Great Bend, Kas., Clyde and Mildred at the home address, one grandson, Kenneth Petersen, two sisters, Mrs. Cora Beal of Superior, Neb., and Mrs. Lotta Kiler of Dodge City, Kas., one brother, Sherman of Sandusky, New York, other relatives and host of friends.

Funeral services were held at Holmesville at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and further services were held from the Lutheran church at Hardy on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The body was laid to rest at Hardy, services being in charge of the Odd Fellows.

Beatrice Daily Sun
Beatrice, Nebraska
August 11, 1932

Note: the location of Leroy Pecht's birth is likely Republic County, Kansas, a few miles south of Hardy, Nebraska. From 1896 - 1898, he lived in Anderson County, Kansas, and the family also lived in Crook County, Wyoming circa 1908-1910.


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  • Created by: Susan Petersen
  • Added: 4 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11290479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leroy Pearl Pecht (28 Apr 1879–8 Aug 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11290479, citing Rose Mound Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Susan Petersen (contributor 46605423) .