Mr. Leffers was born in Fort Wayne on June 27, 1946, a son of Edward G. and Bertha C. (Buettner) Leffers. He spent his formative years in Eel River Township in Allen County, graduated from Huntertown High School in 1964, and as a young man served with the U. S. Army.
On April 1, 1966 he was married at Ege to Constance L. Foster-Sharp, and lived all of his life in the same home where he had resided since age four. Employed as a general contractor, he was the owner and operator of C. Leffers Construction Company, and had also been engaged in farming.
He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco, the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco, and especially enjoyed his farming and construction work.
The surviving relatives include his wife, Connie; two daughters, Tamara (Gary) Leffers-Johnson of Arcola and Teresa Leffers-Fawcett of Churubusco; two sons, Joseph (Trina) Leffers of LaOtto and Joshua Leffers of Churubusco; three brothers, Paul E. (Mary) Leffers, Donald E. (Jean) Leffers, and Arthur J. Leffers, all of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Catherine “Kate” (Phillip) Riecke of Avilla and Ruth Ann Stapleton of Fort Wayne; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by an infant brother.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Danney Pinto, the celebrant.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Friday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m.
Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Arcola.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 220 N. Main Street, Churubusco, IN 46723; or VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, 2121 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
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