Donald Ira Leiter

Donald Ira Leiter, 87, of Sedalia, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

He was born July 27, 1921, in Sedalia, a son of Ira Albert and Blanche Fay Cole Leiter. On Jan. 8, 1950, in Sedalia, he was married to Evelyn E. Corwine, who died Aug. 12, 1993.

Mr. Leiter retired from the Social Security Administration in 1979. He was a member of AARP and NARFE, and attended First Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Leiter, of Columbia, and Kay Kitch, and her husband, Mark, of Hallsville; four grandsons, Grant Kitch, and his fiancé, Adriane Doerhoff, of Columbia, Derek Kitch, of Hallsville, Andy Pack and Woody Pack, both of Jefferson City; a great-grandson, Brian Kitch; a brother-in-law, Armand Valleries; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Leiter.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Lee Pack, and her husband, Doug; a sister, Eleanor Valleries; and a brother, Wayne Leiter.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Doyle Sager officiating.

Casket bearers will be Grant Kitch, Derek Kitch, Andy Pack, Woody Pack, Jake Kearney and Luke Kearney.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.