BREAK GROUND–Ground was broken last week on Sept. 11 for the expansion at Leesman Funeral Home in Red Bud. Pictured at the groundbreaking are: Mike Schneider of Quadrant Design, Rodney Nevois of Nevois Construction, Red Bud Alderwoman Susan Harbaugh, funeral home owners Greg Leesman and Bruce Leesman, Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry, and Red Bud Aldermen Curt Guebert, David Friess and Jeremy DeMond.
Brothers Bruce and Greg Leesman purchased Koch-Liefer Funeral Home in Red Bud in January 2017. Last fall they were excited to announce that they had plans to remodel and expand. Last week Wednesday, they broke ground for the project.
In announcing the expansion, the brothers noted they were remodeling the existing funeral home and adding a 2,640 square foot chapel. The chapel will “provide a modern and spacious area for family and friends to gather for visitations and funerals. The beautiful new chapel will seat up to 175 people comfortably, while maintaining the character of the existing structure. The lounge area will be relocated inside the building, along with restroom upgrades and a convenient consultation and conference room.”
For more on the Leesman Funeral Home expansion, please see this week’s print edition.