Donald C. Leikel, 85, of Slatington passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 in his home. He was born in Allentown on November 20, 1933, the son of the late Lewis William and Jessie (Kennedy) Leikel. Donald served his country honorably and proudly in the US Army during the Korean War as a Private First Class. He was employed by the former Holiday Fashions in Slatedale, working as a janitor. Donald also worked for Stanwood Mills, and Kerns Slate Factory, Slatington. He was a member, and Deacon for many years of the Slatington Baptist Church. Donald was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 16, Slatington and served with their funeral honor guard.
He is survived by: Sons Dennis C. Leikel, wife Debbie, McAdoo, Russell P. Allentown. Daughter Nancy Leikel, Lehighton. Brothers, William “Billy” Leikel, wife Maria, Slatington, Dean Leikel, wife Barbra, Leighton. Sisters, Christine wife of Mathew Lichtenwalter, Walnutport. Grandchildren, Timothy, Angela, Mellissa, Jeremy. Great Grandchildren, Isaiah, Nichella, Jaylynn. Pre-deceased Brothers, David, LeRoy. Pre-deceased Sister, Myrle. Pre-deceased Grandchild, Brian.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 12, 11:00AM in Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Calling hour 10:00-11:00 in the funeral home. Interment to follow with military honors at Fairview Cemetery, Slatington. Contributions may be made to Slatington Baptist Church 509 Main St Slatington, PA 18080