OBERLIN -- Don W. Leffler, 83, died Friday (June 7, 2002) at the Decatur County Hospital.
He was born July 12, 1918, to Selar and Claira (Nielson) Leffler at Geneva. He grew up in Hayes Center and attended Hayes Center schools.
He served in the U. S. Army, 335th Infantry Division in the European Theater in Germany during World War II from 1940 to 1945.
On Oct. 5, 1940, he married Shirley Miller in Colby, Kan. He lived in Hayes Center most of his life. He spent 35 years in banking, with the First National Bank of Hayes Center until he retired.
He was a member of the Union Congregational Church, the American Legion No. 287 of Hayes Center, the Moorhous-Steffen-Propp VFW Post No. 6219 of Culbertson, the Masonic Lodge No. 216 A.M. & F.M. of Palisade, and he was a past president of the Nebraska Bankers Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Shirley. Survivors include his son Tim Leffler and wife, Diane of Norcatur, Kan.; one brother, Bill Leffler and wife, Betty of Scottsbluff; two sisters, Micky Mintling of Oshkosh and Bonnie Clark of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Arline Miller of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hayes Center with Pastor Stephen Berry officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Center Cemetery.
Visitation will be today and Tuesday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.