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Gerald Leonhard

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Gerald was born on April 17, 1933 and passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012.

Gerald was a resident of Kiel, Wisconsin at the time of his passing.

A Purple Heart Veteran of the Korean War, Jerry treated each day of life as a gift from God and had a generous spirit and kind heart. Following his enlisted service in the US Marine Corps, he achieved his education via the GI Bill and became a Master Electrician.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie.

Funeral services for Jerry will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday October 18, 2012 at St. John's UCC, Schwarzwald, (W3401 Orchard Rd. Elkhart Lake WI) with Rev. Robert Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:00am until the time of services. A VFW memorial service will be conducted at 11:30am along with full military burial honors at the cemetery.

Instead, he continued as always, treating each day as a gift from God. Memorials appreciated to St. John's UCC building fund or to Fisher House, being built in cooperation with the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

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