February 24, 1954 ~ July 21, 2018
Richard (Rick) Leeder
Sunrise February 24, 1954
Sunset July 21, 2018
Richard Evert Leeder passed away peacefully at home on 07/21/18 In Centralia, Wa. He was a long time resident of South Bay Area prior to retiring in Washington in December 2016. He will be missed by his wife and partner Cheryl Leeder of 37 yrs. Father of Joseph Leeder and James Mautz Jr. Brother of Rosco Leeder, Bill Leeder and Wayne Swart, Sisters, Sharyne Taylor and Kathleen Kenzel. Many nieces, nephews, great and great great.
Born in Oklahoma to parents Johana Leeder and Roscoe Leeder. He entered into the Army at the age of 17 yrs.old. and remained enlisted for almost 9 yrs. Rick was a dedicated employee at Moog Aircraft for 37 yrs. and always gave his best. Rick was a man of service to the church, Cub and Boy Scouts, Flying Samaritans, baseball league, AYSO and various other organizations over the years. He was a man of service.
Rick loved Intarsia, wood inlay. He won first place in woodworking at the Hermosa Beach Fair. His other love was his motorcycle/cruiser. Riding gave his a sense of freedom from the world.
He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and son and will be greatly missed. He is at peace with our Lord, forever.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace be Thine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
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