Leonard was born on September 30, 1924 in Atwood, KS to Victor and Victoria (Studer) Kashka. He was one of seven children. He grew up in Atwood and graduated from Atwood High School in 1942.
Leonard served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946. On November 11, 1946, he married Antoinette Marie Musalek at the Catholic Church in Goodland. To this union, three children, Threse, Toni and Leonard Jr., were born.
Leonard enjoyed playing cards and dominos, driving around in the country looking at the crops, calling Bingo at Wheatridge, and visiting with friends and family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Antoinette, one step brother, two step sisters and one great granddaughter.
He is survived by his three children; Threse (Joe) Armstrong, Toni (Roy) Cummings and Leonard (Ramona) Kashka, Jr., all of Goodland. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin Kashka of Green River, AZ, LeRoy (Judy) Kashka of Kansas City, MO, and one sister Marlene Webster of McCook, NE, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM MT at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Goodland with Father Norbert Dlabal officiating. Burial followed in the Goodland Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM MT at the Church with a Parish Rosary and Vigil service at 6:00 PM MT.
Memorial contributions may be designated to the OLPH Catholic Church or to the Goodland Senior Citizen’s Center and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland, KS 67735.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.koonsrussellfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Koons-Russell Funeral Home in Goodland.