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Leo R Verst

11/26/1934 - 07/26/2017

Obituary for Leo R Verst

Leo R Verst 82, of Cold Spring, KY passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017, at St Elizabeth’s Hospice Center, Edgewood KY surrounded by his family. Leo was the Vice President of Sales at Kluener Packing Company for 25+years. After “retirement” he spent the next 16 years working at Hickory Sticks Gulf Club in California KY. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, was active member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church and a frequent visitor of the Elks in Cold Springs. Leo loved playing Euchre with family and friends, golfing, the Bengals & Reds, time at his cabin at Lake Cumberland, spending time with his wife, Fran and with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by son Gregory A Verst, grandson Gregory A Zelmer, parents William H. and Gertrude Verst, his brothers Bill, Jack, Jim, Ed, Tom, Raymond and Ronald Verst. Leo is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Fran Reis Verst; children Gary (Clara) Verst, Linda (Doug) Schuler, Karen Fetters, Brenda (David) Raborn, Ann (Mark) O’Bryan, Carol (Roger) Childress; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; siblings Rita Burkart, Joyce Franzen, Donna Kramer, Dick Verst, Jerry Verst, Justin Verst, Kathy Sheanshang and Margie Gallo. Mass of Christian Funeral will be Monday, July 31st at 11:00 AM, held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cold Spring, KY followed by a reception at Memorial Hall. The family will receive visitors in church beginning at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth’s Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017 or the Passionist Nuns Monastery, 151 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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I was lucky enough to know Mr. and Mrs Verst and family. I grew up with Gary and just up the street Leo was a kind and wonderful man. May he rest in peace. I am so sorry for your loss.
- Greg Giesken

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