Leon D. Filbeck

Leon D. Filbeck

November 10, 1949 - April 28, 2013

Leon D. Filbeck

November 10, 1949 - April 28, 2013


Filbeck, Leon Douglas, age 63, of Lake Forest, passed away on Sunday April 28, 2013 after a courageous eleven year battle with leukemia.

Leon was born in Santa Ana, CA on November 10, 1949. He was a graduate of Santa Ana Valley High in 1967 and received a bachelors of arts at Cal State Fullerton.

Leon played minor league baseball with the Cleveland Indians from 1968-1972. He was an avid fisherman, award-winning homebrewer and master barbecuer. His passion was life, his family and his many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 42 yrs., Nannette; his son, Ryan and two daughters Amber Hoyem (husband Shaun) and Andrea Johnson (husband Ryan); his two grandsons Ty and Trent Hoyem; granddaughter Reese Johnson; sister Janet Filbeck; and brothers David and Tommy Filbeck.

The graveside service celebrating his life will be held at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest, 92630 on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 AM, to which family and friends are invited to attend. Leon will be forever loved and missed.

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27 responses to Leon D. Filbeck

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  1. I meant to type met, sorry.

  2. I only bet Leon at Amber and Shawn’s wedding, he was happy, and smiling the whole time, it was a wonderful time for friends and family. Rest in Peace Leon.

  3. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’M FREE

    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
    I’m following the path God has laid you see.
    I took His hand when I heard His call,
    I turned my back and left it all.

    I could not stay another day,
    To laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way,
    I found my peace at close of day.

    If my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joys.
    A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss
    Oh yes, these things, I too, will miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life’s been full, I savored much,
    Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee…
    God wanted me now; He set me free!

    God’s Blessings to you and your family,
    Love, Terri (Vanhoye) Walsh

  4. Nanette you had a jewel of a man !! Sorry for your loss.

  5. Our entire family will miss the contagious smile we would see every time we pass the Filbeck house.

    Cary and Linda

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