April 1, 1927 - August 30, 2015
William “Bill” Leek, age 88, of Delavan, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was born in Janesville, on April 1, 1927, to William and Mary Dee (Snethen) Leek. Bill graduated from Delavan-Darien High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed on the AKA55 Supply Ship Fleet Oiler, USS Sacramento PG-19 Gun Boat, and USS Navasota. He proudly served his country during World War II. Bill married RoseMary Broome on Aug. 2, 1949, in Delavan. RoseMary passed away on Nov. 25, 1993. Most of Bill’s life he was self-employed as an electrician, owning Leek’s Appliance and Motor Services and also American Marine. He loved dancing and frequented many of the dance halls in his spare time. He married Sharon Jacobs on Oct. 11, 2002. Together they enjoyed traveling and their weekly dances.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sharon; children: Dr. James Arthur Leek, Joan Marie Leek Duvall, John B. Leek, Mary Jane Leek (Clyde) Pence, Pamela Sue Leek (George) Predick, and Thomas Charles Leek; grandchildren: Joshua, Christopher, Michael, Daniel, Bryan, Ryan, Stacey, Marybeth, Katie, Jason, Matthew, Stephanie, and Amanda; three great-grandchildren: Jillian, Claire, and Kayden; and his sister, Betty Milne; and son-in-law, Robert Prahl. Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, RoseMary; and four children: Barbara, Freddie, Michael, and Patricia Ann Leek.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416 W. Geneva Street in Delavan. Rev. Robert P. Rickman will officiate. MONROE FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. Please visit us at monroefh.com