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Michael D. Leseberg

October 27, 1954 — May 25, 2024

Hanover, KS

Michael D. Leseberg, 69, of Hanover, KS, died May 25, 2024 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville.

Visitation was Tuesday, May 28, from 2-8 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m.

The funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 29 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanover. Pastor Elvin Crosby officiated and was assisted by Pastor Jill Duis and Fr. David Metz.  The organist Janet Fritschi; David Heuer and Wayne Kruse sang "Amazing Grace - The Chains are Broken" and the congregation sang "Beautiful Savior", "Abide with Me", and "I Know that My Redeemer Lives".  Burial was held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Hanover, followed by a luncheon at St. John’s Catholic School Gym hosted by Zion and St. John’s Altar Society.

Pallbearers were Eric Leseberg, Joseph Kracht, Brandon Kruse, Dylan Goeckel, Rick Montague, and Brent Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Pralle, Gary Dwerlkotte, Jerry Stohs, Jim Giesbrecht, Bob Gleue, Jim Zarbynicky, Rick Doebele, and AJ Tegtmeier.

Burial was at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Hanover.

Mike was born October 27, 1954 in Marysville, Kansas, to Edwin and Lorina (Kruse) Leseberg.  He attended Bethlehem Lutheran Grade School near Bremen, KS, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1972.

On October 21, 1978, he married Barb (Goeckel) at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover.

Mike worked for a number of years for Mueller Sand & Gravel.  He worked for over 42 years in the Farmers’ Cooperative System in Hanover and Waterville.  Mike loved his work and serving the local farmers.

He was a member of the Hanover Community Club, Hanover Booster Club, Sons of the American Legion, and the Hanover Fire Department.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and served many years on the church council.   He coached his daughter, Megan, and son, Andy’s, softball and baseball teams as they grew up.  He enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball for Bruna Implement Co. and many friendships and memories came from those summers of games and tournaments.  He was an avid Kansas City Royals, Chiefs, and Kansas Jayhawk fan.  His pride and joy was his granddaughter, Cami.  He loved playing cards, especially King’s Corner with her.  Being able to attend her activities and games as she grew up brought him so much joy and gave him a new favorite team, the Bishop Neumann Cavaliers. When Covid took being able to attend her games from him, he felt so blessed to still be able to watch all Neumann games that were live-streamed.  

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother-in-law, Larry Kruse; and many aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Barb, Hanover; daughter, Megan (Cory) Kumpula, Wahoo, NE; son, Andy, Hanover; granddaughter, Cambria Kumpula, Wahoo; brother, Dan (Phyllis) Leseberg, Odell, NE; sister, Joyce (Jerry) Kracht, Bremen; mother and father in-law, Betty and LaVearn Goeckel, Hanover; brothers-in-law, Mark/Shorty (Sherrill) Goeckel, Hanover and Randy (Beth) Goeckel, Hanover; sisters-in-law, Denise Kruse, Hanover, and Renea Harrison, Salina; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.  Contributions can be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary, c/o Kinsley Mortuary, PO Box 147, Marysville, KS 66508.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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