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Clifford Eugene Leppanen


December 27, 2018

O'FALLON, Mo. - Clifford Eugene Leppanen, 84, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in O'Fallon.

He was the loving husband of Wanda (Guess) Leppanen for 58 years; cherished son of the late William and Susanna (Erikson) Leppanen; devoted father of Kevin (Shari) Leppanen; treasured grandfather of Keaton, Karston, and Kaelene; beloved uncle of 42 nieces and nephews; and dear brother to Adeline Kuzas, Norbert Leppanen, David Leppanen, Joann Manning and Susan Wagner.

Clifford was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan C. Veit; brothers, Arne Leppanen, Edwin Leppanen, Wilbert Leppanen, and Carl Leppanen; and sisters, Alice Erb, Helen Hakala, Edith Cutter, Florence Beber, and Nancy Mokrejs.

Clifford proudly served in the United States National Guard. He was a service representative for UPS for many years before retiring. He loved to golf and enjoyed playing the harmonica, for which he had the gift to be able to play any song he heard. Clifford was very proud of his Finnish ancestry. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made in Clifford's honor to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care or The Gables of Cottleville.


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