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Leo M. Biever Jr PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 15:28

Born on his family’s farm in Saukville, Leo M. Biever Jr. learned early in life the value of hard work.
    It was a lesson, his daughter Barbie Schendel said, that he never forgot.
    In addition to working as a semi-truck and school bus driver, Mr. Biever owned and operated a gas station in Grafton and Leo and Bernie’s KK Inn, a bar and grill in the Town of Port Washington.
    “He was a very hard-working man who cared deeply about his family,” his daughter said.
    Mr. Biever, who retired to Sparta in 2008 and lived most recently at Pineview Care Center in Black River Falls, died of complication of demensia Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He was 86.
    He was born April 27, 1931, the son of Leo Sr. and Cecelia Schueller Biever.
    Mr. Biever grew up on his family’s farm, then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Hawaii and at Fort Drum, N.Y.
    On Sept. 13, 1952, Mr. Biever married Bernice E. Beimborn of Saukville in Newburg. The couple lived in Grafton, Cedarburg, Port Washington, Fredonia, Jackson and Random Lake before moving to Sparta.
    Mr. Biever collected cars and motorcycles, enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and snowmobiling.
    He is survived by his wife Bernice of Black River Falls; children Barry (Kathy) of Rock, Mich., Brian (May Ann) of Cibolo Texas; Bonny (Kurt) Schendel of Sparta and Barbie Schendel of Kiel; grandchildren Barry Jr., Carry, Brian, April, Edward, Nicole, Nick and Katie; and several grandchildren.
    A graveside service was held Wednesday, Oct. 4, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Sparta, followed by military honors. The Rev. John Meyer officiated.
    Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, handled the arrangements.

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