Gerda Maria Leon was born Aug. 20, 1940 in Reichenback, East Germany to Michael and Maria Fleischmann, and she died on June 14, 2020 in Copperas Cove.

Gerda married Dennis William Leon on Feb. 3, 1961 in Postbauer/Heng, Germany where he was stationed at the time with the U.S. Army.

She retired from Texas Instruments.

Gerda and Dennis enjoyed traveling together around the United States in their motor home.

Gerda was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Martin Fleischmann; and grandchildren Julia and Stephen.

She leaves behind two sisters, Hildegard Korner in Germany and Heidi Kowalke in Wisconsin; four children, Maria and husband Mike L. Thomas, Barbara Leon, Dennis and wife Denise Leon, and Michael and wife Becky Leon; plus numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove on June 24 at 11 a.m. Crawford Bowers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.