Leland William SchweissJuly 18th, 2021
Leland William Schweiss, 87, of Holts Summit, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at his home. He was born on April 18, 1934, in Perryville, Missouri, a son of the late William and Lillian (Bey) Schweiss. Leland was united in marriage on September 29, 1956, in Villa Ridge, Missouri to Marcia Beilmann. He was a 1952 graduate of St. Vincent High School in Perryville. He joined the United States Army in 1954 and proudly served until his honorable discharge in 1956. In 1960 he graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with an engineering degree. He worked for McDonald Douglas for a short time before beginning a long career with the Missouri State Highway Department. He retired after 36 years of faithful service. Leland enjoyed farming and gardening. His tractor and mower were his prized possessions and he loved to stay busy. Leland is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marcia Schweiss; son, Michael Schweiss; brother, Stanley Schweiss (Virginia); daughter-in-law, Linda Schweiss; and grandchildren, Jennifer Husting (Max), Alex Schweiss (Ciera), and Lauren Schweiss. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Schweiss; daughter-in-law, Marcia Schweiss; granddaughter, Leah Schweiss; and sisters, Mary Lee Hoffman and Ann Layton. Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at St. Peter Catholic Church (Sellinger Center). Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. John Schmitz officiating. Interment will be held at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery with full military honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.