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Leon Tuschhoff

Leon Wayne Tuschhoff, 83, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Sept. 19, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, son of Joseph D. and Lucy Petzoldt Tuschhoff.

Leon was a 1956 graduate of Jackson High School. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1962. He attended St. Mark Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Leon owned and operated Jackson Implement for many years. His greatest joys were his daughters and grandchildren. Leon was an avid Cardinals Baseball fan and fisherman. He was affectionately known as BUBBA to his family and friends.

Loving survivors include two daughters, Teresa (Jennifer DeBell) Tuschhoff of Denver, CO, and Traci (Eli) Branscum of St. Louis, and three grandchildren, Brynnley, Blane and Colby Branscum.

Also surviving are four brothers, Clayton (Stella) Tuschoff of Baton Rouge, LA, Garry (Emalie) Tuschoff of Palestine, TX, Ronnie (the late Carole) Tuschhoff of Denham Springs, LA and Lonnie (Sharon) Tuschhoff of Altenburg.

Also surviving a cousin, Jerry Petzoldt of Jackson, whom Leon thought of as a brother.

He was preceded in death by one son, Travis, parents and one brother, Ray.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at the funeral home with Rev. Mike Berry officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson with full military honors.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Cardinals Care in St. Louis and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjedit@socket.net.

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