Dr. Peter K. Lekkas, 87, of Godfrey, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at home.
He was born on June 16, 1927 in Thessaloniki, Greece, the son of the late Konstantinos and Fanee (Korneti) Lekkas.
He married Samary Homburg on May 31, 1959, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in St. Louis. She survives.
Dr. Lekkas graduated from the University of Thessaloniki medical school in 1954. From 1954 to 1963, he did post-graduate work at Washington University specializing in general surgery, thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery. He became a United States citizen in 1968 and practiced medicine in Alton for many years.
In addition to his wife, Dr. Lekkas is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Fanee and Wayne Freeman of Bozeman, Mont., and Mary and Derrick Stiebler of St. Louis; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Konstantinos and Lolani Lekkas of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren, Trent and Nicholas Stiebler, Elleana, Alexandra and Peter Lekkas; three stepgrandchildren, Sarah Stiebler (Cotur), Emily and Abby Freeman; one sister, Athena Davelopoulou of Greece; and two nephews, Yiannis and Konstantinos Davelopoulos, both of Greece.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey with Pastor Irene Gulovsen.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.