Peter Joseph Leibham passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Selz, Russia to Joseph and Emma (Scherr) Leibham in 1940. Pete immigrated to America from Germany with his mother Emma and brother Frank in 1952. He was proud to join the US Army and served in Augsburg, Germany with the First Battle Group of the 19th Infantry Division. He took a 30 day leave to come to Wichita, KS in 1962 to become a naturalized American citizen. Pete enjoyed a long and successful career in sales and was respected by both peers and customers. All were his friends.
Pete loved golf and all the antics to go with it, KU basketball and football games with tailgating, dancing and leading Grand marches. He also loved to meticulously manicure his lawn and wash his car! He was truly the life of the party. Pete fell in love with St. James Academy and was a regular at all events.
Pete was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife Patricia Billinger Leibham, and his son Darrin Leibham. He is survived by his wife, Karla, his son, Peter Jr (Wendy), his daughter, Kirsten (Chris) Parker, and grandchildren Henry and Grace Parker, brother Frank (Martha) Leibham, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 22 at St. Paul Catholic Church 21650 W. 115th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66061 Family and friends are invited for a Covid-friendly Celebration of Life from 4:30 – 6:30 at St. James Academy, 24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.