Francis J. Levendofsky, 88, Belleville, died June 29, 2013. He was born June 21, 1925, at Concordia, Kan. to Frank and Ellen (Hurley) Levendofsky. He was preceded in death by wife Iolene, 2007, and sons Michael, Daniel, Edward.
 Survivors: Children, Bill (Sharon), Delphos; Ronda (Jim) Blecha, Munden; Rita (Terry) LeDuc, Greenleaf; Mary Jo (Ray) Wurtz, Clifton; Fred (Connie), Republic; Michelle (Brent) Larkins, Republic; Brenda (Lyle) Ritterling, Byron, Neb.; Sherie (Bill) Mahin, Courtland; Geri (Todd) Larson, Madera, Calif.; Sheila, Greenleaf; Carleen (Mark) Nordell, Concordia; 35 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ellen Scofield, Belleville, and Mary Michels, Clifton; brothers, John (Fayrene), Hebron, Neb., and Paul (Harriett), Belleville.
 Services 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward's Catholic Church, Belleville. Burial in St. Josaphat's Cemetery. Rosary/Vigil service, 7 p.m., Friday, at St. Edward's Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Francis Levendofsky Memorial.
 Visitation Friday, 9-5 p.m. at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan.



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