Cletus Howat Leverett Jr., 79, Warsaw, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Aug. 7, 1943, in Alton, Ill., to Doris Marie (Golike) Leverett and Cletus Howat Leverett. On July 8, 1972, he married the love of his life, Judy Mae Gosch. They were blessed with two children and shared 50 years of marriage, sharing everything in their lives, before Cletus passed away.
He graduated from Kodiak High School in Kodiak, Alaska, and afterwards graduated from Calvary Bible College. He and Judy served in the Dominican Republic as missionaries from 1976-1979. Cletus eventually made his home in Warsaw, and worked for over 20 years as an electropolisher for Medtronic in Warsaw. He was a member of the Warsaw Rifle and Pistol Club and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying God’s beauty in nature. He loved a good day fishing and hunting whenever he could. He enjoyed the fellowship of his church family at Leesburg Grace Brethren Church in Leesburg. He was a hardworking man who loved his wife, children and loved simply being a grandfather to his grandkids! Cletus was a wonderful husband, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many who will be dearly missed.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Judy Mae Leverett, Warsaw; son, Brian (Delores) Leverett, Poulsbo, Wash.; daughter, Jennifer (Ryan) Sparks, Wester Groves, Mo.; and his five favorite grandchildren, Abigail Treibs, Austen, Caleb, Josie and Eliza Sparks. Also surviving are two brothers, Steve (Kathy) Leverett, Ankeny, Iowa and Rick (Julie) Leverett, Marion, Iowa; and his sister, Karen (Dave) Boersma, Horicon, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cletus’ life will be celebrated with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. The service will be officiated by Pastor Tim Sprankle and Cletus’ son-in-law, Ryan Sparks. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest at a later date at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Ill.
Memorial donations may be directed to Leesburg Grace Brethren Church, 101 W. School St, Leesburg, IN 46538; or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.