Leon A. Wilding

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March 10, 1956 - May 6, 2019
Born in Washington, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Leon Wilding, 63, of O'Fallon, Missouri passed away on May 6th in St. Louis. Leon was the beloved son of Francis and Lovenia (Grotewiel) Wilding. he was the devoted husband of Virginia (Lutz) for 40 years, loving father of Angela (Dan) Gartner of Sedalia and Jessica Wilding (Fred) of Kansas City, adopted father of Dana Morton, and beloved grandfather to MacAllister, Callahan, Vespyr and Aldridge Gartner, adopted grandfather to Alexzia Morton, Kyle and Kaine Nunn and beloved son-in-law of Pearl Lutz. Leon was anxiously awaiting the birth of his first great-grandchild, Remi.

Leon was surrounded by the love of his siblings: Steve Wilding of Troy, Margie (Rodney) Martin of Wright City, Tim (Anne) Wilding of Webster Groves, Ginny (Charlie) Hakenwerth of Dardenne Prairie, Joan (Jim) Schmittel of Warrenton, Kevin (Anita) of Winfield, Debbie (Darrell) Pryor of St. Paul, Sandy (Tim) Bethel of Montgomery City, Mark Wilding (Jane) of St. Charles, Danny (Rhonda) Wilding of St. Peters and Edgar (Nancy) Wilding of St. Peters. Brother-in-law to Dorothy (Tim) Wolk of St. Genevieve, Margie (Gary) Koller of Weingarten, John (Cathy) Lutz of Weingarten, Delores (Wade) Schwent of Weingarten, Della (Toby) Kemper of Bloomsdale. Leon was the loving uncle of numerous nieces and nephews and great uncle to even more.

Leon was a soft-spoken gentleman, who spent his life living by the rules set by God for this earth. He was a loving, caring, generous leader of our family, and he taught these attributes to his daughters through living by the Christian morals in which he believed in so strongly. He cherished his family, his 40+ years with numerous co-workers and his friends. He will be missed by his siblngs, especially during his beloved fishing expeditions with his brothers and father.

Leon began his law enforcement career as a police officer and advanced into the private security field as the security supervisor at MEMC, and  remained with the future companies that purchased the O'Fallon site.

Leon shared his life with his community through his service on The Fort Zumwalt Board of Education, of which he was elected by the public to serve two terms.  Leon was also appointed to the St. Charles County Road Board and served for 3 years in that capacity. He also served on the Transportation Committee for Assumption Parish and also the coordinator and coach of the Assumption Church Basketball Program for many years. While on the Board of Education, Leon strove for excellence after completing the Missouri School Board Association Board of Education Certification Program. He served on numerous educational committees on the local and state level. He always focused on honesty, integrity and the best interests of young people in our community. Where there was a 'need', Leon  was the first to offer a hand.

Memorial contributions may be offered in Leon's honor to his family, to assist with funeral expenses. Contributions may be made in care of his wife, Virginia Wilding.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Rick Schmitt May 10, 2019 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Prayers for the family

  2. JAYNE ROBINSON May 10, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    candle 6For such a big, quiet, reserved man, Leon left a huge hole in many of our hearts and lives that will never be filled. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. I pray the dear Lord helps the entire Wilding family through this difficult time. Until we meet again, my friend, fly high with the angels! May God bless the Wilding family

  3. Mary A Wilding May 11, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

    candle 8So sorry to lose you, Leon.

  4. Cindy Drury May 11, 2019 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers to the family

  5. Rosalie Stuetzer May 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Sending thoughts and prayers. May God comfort the family and grant you peace.

  6. John & Mae Wilding May 12, 2019 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Leon was a kind and gentle man. May the good Lord take him to heaven where he will be with his family that have passed.
    May your family all be blessed. Mary, queen of heaven & earth, take Leon to be with your Son.

    John & Mae Wilding

  7. Paul and Vicky Wilmes May 12, 2019 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    candle 7Virginia and family: know you are in our prayers. Heaven gained a awesome man.

  8. Andee (Voss) Sanders May 13, 2019 at 5:25 am - Reply

    candle 2My childhood will always be remembered with Leon & Verginia around watching Angela & Jessica play along with my sister & myself. We were very lucky to have such a gentle person to spend our younger years with!

  9. Andee (Voss) Sanders May 13, 2019 at 5:27 am - Reply

    candle 2God bless you pleasant dreams!

  10. JAMES Kwarta May 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    So sorry to learn of the passing of a good man and a friend to all. RIP , Leon. You be missed by all that have known you. Prayers for Virginia and all of the family.

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