Leonhardt, Alan (Gus), Freeland, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at his home at the age of 73 years. Gus was born February 17, 1937 in Saginaw to the late Gates F. and Grace Margaret (Clemons) Leonhardt. He was a graduate of Arthur Hill High School and served with the U. S. Army. He had been employed by Grey Iron Foundry for 40 years. He married Sandra Durand August 30, 1958; she survives him. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Midland. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters and one son, Aileen (Ace) Rashott, Freeland; Pastor Alan Leonhardt, Jr. and his wife Nicole, Beulah, Michigan; Lisa Mullikin, Freeland; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Cam Young, Vancouver, Washington; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, James Gates Leonhardt. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2010 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1550 S. Poseyville Road, Midland. Pastor John Langewisch will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. V.F.W. Post 1859 will conduct military honors. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Messiah Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. www.casefuneralhome.com