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Merle E. Leerhoff

August 23, 1938 June 5, 2018
Merle E. Leerhoff
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Merle E. Leerhoff
August 23, 1938 – June 5, 2018

Merle E. Leerhoff, 79, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in his home in Boerne, Texas. Born August 23, 1938 in La Prairie, Illinois, Merle was the son of Edward and Gladys Leerhoff. He was raised since 11 years of age by his grandparents, George and Ella Mae Carr on a farm in La Prairie, Illinois. Merle graduated from Central High School in 1957 where he was a star player in basketball and baseball. After graduation he coached La Prairie Pony League. Merle enjoyed farming in both Illinois and Missouri. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing with a crossbow. In his later years, he enjoyed going to the casinos. He also enjoyed watching the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. Merle worked for 20 years at Moorman Manufacturing Company in Quincy, Illinois in the Mintrate Department. In 1981, he moved from Lewistown, Missouri to Boerne, Texas where he assisted in the making and maintaining of Tapatio Springs golf course. In 1989, he started working for the City of Boerne as the Animal Control Officer and also in the Electrical Department and then in the Parks Department. He retired in 2011 after 22 years of service and continued to do landscaping for many Boerne residents.
Survivors include his wife, Mardell; two sons, Denny Leerhoff (Tammy) of San Antonio, Texas and Brian Leerhoff (Barbara) of Boerne, Texas; one daughter, Becky Champagne (Gene) of Richardson, Texas; eight grandchildren; and a brother, John Leerhoff of Lewistown, Missouri. Merle was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Jerry McNeill officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Boerne Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Merle's life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select Obituaries. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.


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Visitation

Sunday

10

Jun

5:00 PM 6/10/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/10/2018 7:00:00 PM
Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home

111 Rosewood Ave.
Boerne, TX 78006

Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home
111 Rosewood Ave. Boerne 78006 TX
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

11

Jun

2:00 PM 6/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home

111 Rosewood Ave.
Boerne, TX 78006

Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home
111 Rosewood Ave. Boerne 78006 TX
United States

Interment

Monday

11

Jun

3:00 PM 6/11/2018 3:00:00 PM
Boerne City Cemetery

700 N School St.
Boerne, TX 78006

Interment will follow the Funeral Service.

Boerne City Cemetery
700 N School St. Boerne 78006 TX
United States
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