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

  1. Leon and I knew each other for many years…He was a wonderful guy and will be missed by so many people…My prayers are for the family because we know Leon is in a wonderful place…Leon had such a beautiful smile and always made you feel special… Leon I will miss you…sharon Mckown Tucker class of 1967 Santa Ana Valley…

  2. So sorry for your loss

  3. Leon canned all the peppers and hot sauce. He also made all the wine for Amber and Andrea wedding. These are just some of his many canning and brews.

  4. Leon as a first time grandpa holding Ty. Papa and Ty!

  5. I bet he was a PROUD Grandpa !!

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