Leander H. Kitten, 80 of Ferdinand

Leander H. Kitten, 80 of Ferdinand passed away Sunday June 16th at Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper. Leander was born May 13, 1939 in Ferdinand to Anton & Emma (Horney) Kitten.

Leander retired at Lockheed Aerospace Corporation, Skunk Works Division. He was a member of a professional group “Road Runners International”. Leander was a member of Christ the King parish, St. Ferdinand Church. Leander enjoyed genealogy & bicycling. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his twin sister, Leona Schue of Ferdinand and several nieces & nephews. Leander was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Albert, Leonard, and Ralph Kitten. One sister Mary died in infancy.

Funeral services for Leander H. Kitten will be held at 9:00 AM Friday June 21st in St. Ferdinand Church. Burial with military graveside rites will be conducted by Ferdinand Legion Post 124.  Friends may call from 8:00 am until service time at the church. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.