Obituary for Leon Tantlinger, 83

June 09,1935 To April 17,2018,

Visitation
None

Funeral Services
10 AM, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette, MO.

Interment
11:30 AM, Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Memorials
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Church of Christ of Fayette.

Former Fayette resident, Leon Tantlinger, passed away April 17, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James. He was 82 years of age. Leon Glenn Tantlinger was born June 9, 1935 in Kingston, MO, the son of Glen and Margaret (Green) Tantlinger. After graduating from high school, Leon enlisted in the United State Marine Corp., where he served during the Korean War. Leon received the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal during his service with USMC to our country. He was honorably discharged in 1956. Leon was married to Thelma Bowen and she preceded him death. He held several jobs throughout his career. Leon worked primarily as an auto mechanic for a Ford dealership in Denver. He also worked at an Armor packing plant in Idaho for several years. He served on the University of Missouri Extension Council in Howard County from 2007 to 2011. Leon was a voracious reader, an avid pet lover, and loved socializing and spending time with friends. He is survived by two sons, Patrick Tantlinger of Denver, CO and Jason Tantlinger of Broomfield, CO; two grandchildren, Michael and Christopher; sister, Glenna Coffey of CO. In addition to his parents and wife, Leon was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Tantlinger. A funeral service for Mr. Tantlinger will be held 10 AM, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette with Mr. Richard Fowler officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held following the service Friday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Church of Christ of Fayette, in care of the funeral home.