Michael Leppek
(1972 - 2010)

Michael Leppek

Wisconsin, United States of America
August 19, 1972

Idaho, United States of America
April 5, 2010

Michael William Leppek, 37, of Boise, Idaho passed away at St. Alphonsus Hospital at 2:12 am the morning of April 5, 2010. A memorial service will be held 5:00 pm on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Cloverdale Funeral Home.

Michael was born Agust 19, 1972 in Milwaukee, WI to William and Jean Leppek. He graduated from Shawnee High School in Lima, Ohio in 1990. He attened Lima Technical College in 1992 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1993 and served until 1997. He then atteneded Bowling Green State University in Ohio and graduated with an Electrical Engineering Degree in 1999 and was currently near completion of his Masters degree with the University of Phoenix. In 1999 Michael began his employment with Micron initially in the Quality department and then later in the Marketing department.

Michael married Bridgett Barth, his high school sweetheart, on July 10th, 1993 in Lima, Ohio. They were blessed with their two sons Alex Michael Leppek born December 6, 1995 and Hunter Daniel Leppek born November 14, 2000. Their journey together, though very short, was amazing. They were able to have many wonderful adventures, though the everyday joys will be missed the most.

He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He loved jet-skiing with his wife and two sons.

He is survived by his wife; Bridgett, his two sons; Alex and Hunter, his parents; Bill and Jean Leppek of Grand Rapids, MI, brother; David and wife, Judy Leppek and their two daughters Dorothy and Daphne and his extended family; Steve and Monica Barth from Greenville, S.C., Steve Jr. and Casey Barth of Richmond, VA.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Mike Leppek Memorial Fund at U.S. Bancorp located at 10541 Overland Road, Boise, ID 83709.

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My thoughts and Prayers are with Bill and Jean and David and Children and Grand Children. I took care of Mike and David for many years while their Mom and Dad worked. We did alot of fun things together, and I am so sorry to hear that Mike died at such a young age. My prayers and thoughts are with Mike's Family.
Mary E. Miller
Mary Miller (Friends)
December 4th, 2010
Julius Ceasar is known for saying "the best death is the unexpected one." Maybe that's true but it's an awfully hard truth to convince anyone of in the moments it happens and to someone you love so much.
J M (Friend)
May 4th, 2010
Dear Leppek Family, We are so sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. I know I haven't seen Michael for a few years, but I will always remember his warm smile and kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lori Arendt (Cousin)
April 14th, 2010
We like to think part of Mike's love for the outdoors came from us--all the picnics, fishing, camping,& of course the famous SNOW battle in OK--not to mention the weeks of skiing, camping & house boating together. Hope all of the good memories replace some of the hurt soon. All of you are in our prayers.
Love, Your Oklahoma family
Danny & Diana McKinnis, Marsha Blew family, Jake McKinnis family
Diana McKinnis (friend)
April 13th, 2010
Bridgett, Alex and Hunter .. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this loss which is just incomprehendable. Our hearts go out for you. Even though I knew Mike only for 4+ years, he was my best friend, a fellow hunter and an esteemed colleague. He had dinner at our house only about 6 weeks ago while visiting IBM in Hopewell Jct on a snowy late February!!! Life will not be the same without him. He was loved and respected by all. Be proud of him. Let us know if we can be of any assistance. Don't hesitate to keep in touch. With all our love...Javeed & Naheed Ahmed
Hopewell Jct. NY

Javeed Ahmed (Business Colleague)
April 13th, 2010
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"Our condolences to the Leppek family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Allen and Peggy Sprague"
Allen Sprague
April 13th, 2010
"May Michael's love of the outdoors provide inspiration and comfort for all of his family. I'm so sorry to lose a much-loved member of the wonderful far-flung Wilson family so young. Blessings to all the Leppeks and to Bridgett's Barth family. With"
ElJean Dodge Wilson
April 9th, 2010
"Bill and Jeannie: Our hearts go out to you and your family. Words cannot express how we feel but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God has Michael now and he is in a safe and peaceful place.. Please keep in touch and let us know if y"
Ron and Joan Nelson
April 9th, 2010
"Mike will be missed terribly. He was a great husband,father and son-in-law. He left us all too soon to take his place in heaven. God had a hankering for venison and needed a hunter he could count on. God Bless Mike Leppek. He was a good man. Peace"
Steve and Monica Barth
April 9th, 2010
"I did not know Michael but have been a friend/colleague of his brother David's for close to ten years. David is such a incredible person and I can can safely assume the apple didn't fall far from the team when it came to his brother. All of my hear"
Patricia Weber
April 9th, 2010
"My sincere condolences to the Leppek and Barth families for your loss of Michael* My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you* May GOD be with you and give you strength during this time and always enrich the memories of Michael in your"
Mike Hendrix
April 9th, 2010
"Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family."
Hideko Goddard
April 9th, 2010
"I can only say how sorry I am for your sudden loss of your son in law, Michael. My condolenses to the entire family."
Hideko Goddard
April 9th, 2010
"My deepest sympathy to all the family.My prayers are with you! Caroline Chapman 9 April 2010"
Caroline Chapman
April 9th, 2010
"My love, my heart, my soul, my life, my everything...please help me. I need your strength. You would be so very proud of Alex and Hunter, they are trying so hard to be strong and they are taking very good care of me. I love you with all of my soul"
Bridgett Leppek
April 9th, 2010

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