CURTIS -- Leon Banzhaf, 52, died Tuesday (Jan. 7, 2002) at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
He was born March 20, 1950, to Roy and Mildred (Lemmon) Banzhaf in Cambridge. The family farmed north of Cambridge until 1965. He attended Orafino School in rural Frontier County where he graduated from the eighth grade. The family moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1965, where he completed his education. In the fall of 1987, the family moved back to Cambridge.
He moved to Curtis in 1999 to be the pastor of the Congregational Church. He also provided services and music at the Congregational Church in Stockville.
He was a past member of the area ministerial association. He was preceded in death by his father in 1994; and grandparents.
Survivors include his mother, Mildred of Curtis; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge with the Rev. Allen Hodges of Curtis officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Cambridge.
Memorials may be left in his name at the mortuary.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.