Leroy Pease

Died: Wed., Feb. 18, 2009

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 26, 2009

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Leroy Francis Pease, 93, of Burlington, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born July 24, 1915, in Glen Ridge, N.J., he was the son of Don C. and Bessie Leroy Pease. On Jan. 1, 1938, he married Mary Elizabeth Ita in Burlington. She died April 12,2006.

Mr. Pease was a teacher, counselor, coach and administrator in the Burlington School System for 50 years. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Burlington Junior College and Cornell College with a bachelor of arts in chemistry and a minor in education. He received a master's degree in educaitonal administration from Colorado State College, and he attended the University of Iowa, University of Arizona, Iowa State University, University of Colorado and Western Illinois University. He was a World War II Veteran of the Marine Corps.

He was a member of First United Presbyterina Church, YMCA, Burlington Executives Club, Eagles, Moose and Education Foundation. He was president of Kiwanis from 1955 to 1956, and he received the first Annual Distinguished Citizens Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Mississippi Valley Council and was named to the Burlington Community School District Hall of Honor.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Lee Koger of Burlington; one grandson, Anthony Koger of Davenport; one granddaughter, Amy E. Von Alexander of Toddville; three great-granddaughters, Kylie Koger of Davenport, Amelia and Abigail Von Alexander of Toddville; nieces; and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Walter and Don.

Visitation with family will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Prugh's Chapel.

The funeral for Mr. Pease will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Prugh's Chapel wit the Rev. Leonard Schantz officiating.

Memorials have been established for Burlington Education Foundation and Kiwanis.

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Pauline Lowther
   Posted Tue February 24, 2009
To Susan and family
Mr. Pease was my vice-principal. I was a member of the Class of '52. This was a class that always would include him and your mother in our class reunions. Other classes did the same but we claimed them as our own. They sure loved to dance.
Your father was the reason my family was able to come back home to Burlington - he hired my husband Jack to be his vice principal - a job your father knew so well. Together they opened the new high school in 1969. They were quite a team.
There were few people as well loved as your father. He was a role model to so many - more than you will ever know. The qualities he had are becoming more rare. You can take comfort knowing our "Mr. Pease" was so loved and respected.
From: Pauline Lowther Class of '52

Kay & Keith Angier
   Posted Tue February 24, 2009
Our best wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Koger and their family.

Mr. Pease is one of the outstanding persons in our life experience - a counselor, a disciplinarian and a friend never to be forgotten.

Even his ability to catch us misbehaving in study hall, locking a nude teammate outside the gym after basketball practice and meteing out appropriate counsel and discipline were outstanding.

Thank you for being you, Mr. Pease.

Kay and Keith Angier

Jerry Fifer & Elaine Babb Fifer
   Posted Wed February 25, 2009
Both class of 1956. Our deepest sympathy. We both remember him well and with great affection. He helped mold our lives.
Jerry and Elaine Fifer

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