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Leatz, Mark J.

Leatz, Mark J.

February 20, 1957 — December 3, 2021

Mark Joseph Leatz, "Chef", 64, of the Kansas City Northland, passed away December 3, 2021, at K. U. Medical Center with loved ones at his side.

Mark was born February 20, 1957, in Syracuse, NY, and grew up in Raytown, MO where he graduated from Raytown South High School in 1976. Following graduation Mark joined the US Navy, receiving honorable discharge as an Aircraft Mechanic. He worked 25 years in sales of aircraft parts before he joined his wife Cathy at her American Family agency in Liberty. Most recently Mark proudly received his Culinary Arts degree from Art Institutes International and became a Chef for Mosaic Life Care and later Atchison Hospital in Atchison, KS. He was a lifelong Catholic.

Mark was united in marriage to the love of his life, Cathy Philipp in 1997 and they have a son and two adoring grandchildren. His parents, Richard F. and Judith Claire (Winning) Leatz preceded him in death.

Along with his wife, Cathy, Mark leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Erica Leatz, and grandchildren Bryson and Zoey. He also leaves brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by service at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, December 11, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Harvesters or the City Union Mission.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by service at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, December 11, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Harvesters or the City Union Mission.

Leatz, Mark J.'s Guestbook

My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Stan Clemmons

Cathy, you and your family are in my Prayers. I always enjoyed talking with Mark when I came to the office He will truly be missed May God continue to wrap his ever loving arms around your family during this time of sorrow. Leon J Allen

Leon J Allen

The Bill Rodgers and Rick Leatz families shared so many good times together because our parents were the best of friends. Hours and hours of playing indoors and out left an indelible impression of Mark on our hearts. Let’s not forget the triumph of Yahtzee victories! May the whole Leatz family be blessed with warm memories and peace.

Amy (Rodgers) Mooren

Cathy and family - no words can ever express what I feel. Mark was a wonderful person to everyone. I'm so glad I am able to call him a true friend. The "guys" and I shared 3 fun filled super bowl parties over the years that I will never forget. Heaven got one of the good ones and I'm sure we'll continue to see signs of our angel. Prayers and hugs to Cathy and her family.

Judy McIntosh

We extend our thoughts and prayers to you and your family during your time of bereavement. May peace and comfort be your portion.

Jamaal Pruitt and Agency Staff

Kathy, I was sooo sorry to hear of Mark’s passing and didn’t know what medical battles he had been fighting. I know that he meant the world to you and knowing you, you were by his side every moment…praying for him to make it through. I will be lifting you and Dennis up in prayer as you walk through these difficult days. You were such a gift to our family when Rich passed away and when we placed our son into your guiding hands and I will never forget that! Please know you have my love and deepest sympathy for you and your family🥰🙏🏻

Beth Williams

Cathy the spirit between you and Mark, will always warms hearts, bring smiles, even to the point of tears. Mark will Rest In Peace.

Mark Wright

Cathy, Dennis and Family, Sending our love and prayers. Mark was such a great person in all aspects! You and Mark have always been our dearest of friends. So sorry for your loss.

Doug and Steph

Cathy: So sad at Mark passing. Your dedication to each other was an awesome love story. I'm praying for you and Dennis, as I know your hearts are broken. with Love, Marleen

Marleen Gerber-Baker

Our deepest sympathy.

Steve & Kathy Ballard

Godfather, I will miss kissing you on the forehead. Thank you for being so good to me and telling me you love me.

Lisa Potts

Cathy, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved Mark. Our hearts are broken for you dear friend. Sending lots of love and prayers to you and family. May he rest in God's love and peace.

Greg and Lupe Clouse

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