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Frank Cherry Leitnaker  

Former Citizen Publisher Dies

Frank Cherry Leitnaker. director of Alumni Relations, Baker University, and former co-publisher of The Culver Citizen, passed away June 24., in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. where he had been undergoing treatment since suffering a heart attack June G.

He was born in Thurston. Ohio, April 26, 1895. the son of Ellsworth and Fanny Leitnaker. At the age of 6 the family moved to Parson, Kansas, where his father operated a shirt factory.

He served in World War I and on returning from service entered Baker University from which he graduated in 1922.

Following his graduation he was co-publisher of The CulverCitizen for eight years with a college classmate. Miles Robinson.

In 1932 he returned to Baldwin as publisher of The Baldwin Ledger. Selling the newspaper in 1955, he accepted a position as instructor of journali m at Baker. He also acted as director of publicity and in recent years served as director of alumni relations. He was a memberof the Baker University Board of Trustees until 1955

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, a daughter, Dr. Claire Tamblyn of Shawnee Mission: two sons. Dr. James M. Leitnaker, of Baldwin, Chairman of the Chemistry Department at Baker University; and Major Frank C. Leitnaker, Jr., of Silver Springs, Md.; and 15 grandchildren.

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