Richard Leys, 91, of Kenosha, WI, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Kenosha, WI, on August 14, 1930; the son of the late Cornelius and Alma (Carlsen) Leys. He was a lifelong resident of Kenosha and was educated in local schools.
Richard served in the United States Army from 1951, until 1953, when he was honorably discharged.
On May 26, 1956, he married Yolanda Campolo at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on June 26, 2010.
He was employed by American Motors until his retirement in 1983.
Richard was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He was a train enthusiast and a model railroader. He enjoyed football and baseball, especially the Packers and the Brewers. In his free time, he did carpentry work; remodels, cabinetry, and even helped his children build their homes.
Survivors include his son, Richard “Rick” (Deena) Leys of Kenosha; two daughters, Janet (David) Uhlir and Mary (Mark) Zorc, both of Kenosha; twelve grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kenneth (Mary) Leys and Audrey Paul. He is further survived by other special family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Leys; and brother-in-law, Tom Paul.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Alliance, Virginia, and Gabbi for their compassionate care.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at St. Therese Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. Full Military Honors will follow. Interment at Southern WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be private. Visitation will be held on Saturday, at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorials to Hospice Alliance or St. Therese Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family.