Charles B. Leber

March 11, 1922December 21, 2018

Charles Banning Leber, 96, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.

He was born March 11, 1922 in Peoria to Charles and Bertha Leber. He married Dorothy Hanson April 22, 1944. She preceded him in death in 2016 in Peoria. His parents and two sons, Charles and Bill Leber also preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, John Leber of Peoria; three grandchildren, Renee Leber, John Vincent Leber, Sally Ruth Leber; and two daughters-in-law, Sherron Roy and Joan Leber.

Charles was a Vice President with Caterpillar Inc. and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Peoria.

A memorial service will be Friday. January 4, 2019 at 11:00 am with visitation ½ hour prior to the service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3601 N. North St., in Peoria. Burial will follow the service at St. Paul Episcopal Church Columbarium. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Charles Leber, Father
  • Bertha Leber, Mother
  • Dorothy Hanson Leber, Wife
  • John Leber, Son
  • Charles Leber, Son
  • Bill Leber, Son
  • Sherron Roy, Daughter-in-law
  • Joan Leber, Daughter-in-law
  • Renee Leber, Granddaughter
  • John Vincent Leber, Grandson
  • Sally Ruth Leber, Granddaughter
  • Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two sons, Charles and Bill

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019

Charles B. Leber

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Denise Johnson

January 1, 2019

Heartfelt condolences go out to Chuck's immediate family while he was a resident at LHV. Congenial guy, he was.

Jason White

December 31, 2018


I only knew the man over the phone and as my grandmother's long term home aid employer for them, along with my Aunt Amy. My father also recently passed away at the tragic age of 56 so this is familiar ground, unfortunately. The wa,y you described this man and how I heard stories of him, inspires me to hope that one day I could one day be held in only a sliver of the regard you hold for this man, then I would be forever at peace. My thoughts are with you at this time and don't forget about the good times.

Jason White

Kandi Guppy

December 28, 2018

My most sincere and heartfelt condolences. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I hope you're able to smile and laugh in the coming days as you recall some of your most endearing, amusing memories and accounts from a life lived as the son, the last living legacy- of Charles B Leber, a quite remarkable, outstanding man.

Sally Schultz

December 24, 2018

Charles Leber was an amazing man. He lived a full life. He inspired many he worked with, was a guide and mentor to his children, and grandchildren, and shared over 70 years with the woman he loved.
So many of his choices, and sacrifices, were made out of deep, pure love, of his family.
He truly took care of those around him.

Charles had a presence when he walked into a room. He was respected, yet humble. He could take command of a situation, without being overbearing. He listened, he took everything in very carefully and had a way of coming up with solutions.
He had wonderful stories, was a photographer, an engineer, had a brilliant thinking mind, and a deeply philosophical soul.

Very precise, and practical, Charles Leber had a way of conducting life, with form and structure, yet balancing these things with love and joy, moving through life with grace.

The world has truly lost a gem in his passing, the impact he had on this world is hard to measure, but his presence will always be reverberating in this heart of mine.