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  • LeRoy F. ‘Rick’ Schonfeldt

  • LeRoy F. “Rick” Schonfeldt, 91, a longtime resident of Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.

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  • LeRoy F. “Rick” Schonfeldt, 91, a longtime resident of Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.
    He was born January 13, 1922, to Frederick and Anna (Meyers) Schonfeldt in Valley Falls, Kan., where he lived until entering the service at age 18. He proudly served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division in the Invasion of Normandy, and the battle of the Bulge. LeRoy served from 1940 until 1945. In 1947, he was united in marriage to Anna (Kornbrust) Schonfeldt. LeRoy worked for Brinks, Inc., retiring after 33 years in 1983. He was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed baseball, football, a Chiefs fan, and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, 8 sisters, and 4 brothers.
    In addition to his wife, Anna Lou, he is survived by his son, John Schonfeldt and wife, Debbie, of Blue Springs, Mo.; daughter, Diane Graham and husband, Ronald, of Blue Springs, Mo.; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral Mass for LeRoy will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3726 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence; with visitation at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Contributions in memory of LeRoy may be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church, building fund.
    Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.
    Arrangements: Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, 816-229-3276.
     
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