Charles F. Leeka, 65, Laketon, died June 1 at 6:10 a.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born Aug. 29, 1948 to William and Mary (Rhoades) Leeka, in Wabash.
Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1972. He was employed with Laketon Refinery from 1972-1994, and worked at McDonalds from 1994-2001. He then worked with North Manchester Foundry (Manchester Metals) from 2001-2004. He married Markeeta Flemming on July 21, 1984; she survives.
He is also survived by four sons, Paul Leeka, Laketon, John (Danielle) Leeka, Warsaw, Brian (Angie) Leeka, Fort Wayne, and Aron Ball, Laketon; a sister, Betty Jane Fish, Huntington; 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at McKee Mortuary on Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester.