The Life of Leonard C. Schleicher

Leonard C. Schleicher, 81, of Topton, and most recently a resident of Keystone Villa, Blandon, died on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Keystone Villa. He was the widower of Sandra B. (Seidel) Schleicher, who died on February 13, 2013. Born in Topton, Leonard was a son of the late Paul and Myrtle (Dieroff) Schleicher. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton, and honorably and faithfully served his country in the United States Army, during the Korean War.

Leonard was employed in the Parts Department at the former Caloric Corporation, Topton, for 20 years, retiring when the plant closed in 1992. He was a member of Lyons Fire Company and Pike Township Sportsmen's Association. Leonard enjoyed going for drives, especially around the Topton Borough. 

Leonard is survived by a sister, Ellen (Schleicher) Gernert and a brother, Dallas Schleicher. In addition to his wife and parents, Leonard was predeceased by his siblings, Jeanette, Paul, Robert "Bobby", Richard "Dickie", and Althea "Betty."

A funeral service to celebrate Leonard's life will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis Street, Topton, with Reverend Scott A. Staub, officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Topton Union Cemetery, Topton. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Flowers may be sent or contributions may be made in Leonard's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 37, Topton, PA  19562-0037 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be recorded at

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A Good Man

Uncle Leonard was the most devoted husband and brother a man could be.  He was loving in his own way.  He was funny and caring.  He was an uncle by marriage, but in many ways I always felt he was more welcoming and accepting than my uncles by blood.  Leonard C. Schleicher is the definition of "A Good Man"


Posted by Peggy S on 7/28/2018