John Leonard1915 - 2018
John Leonard age 103 of Posen passed away peacefully
on October 2, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City.
John was born in Posen on April 30, 1915
to Katherine (Dlugosz) and Frank Leonard,
He was the first of his family born in the USA. On October 1, 1934 John
married Stella Pieczynski at St Casimir’s in Posen. They were married
65 years before Stella passed.
John was a proud man who would do anything for his family; he loved all
of us dearly and did everything with a smile. He always told the stories
about how his father immigrated to America from Poland he made the trip
three times, the first two by himself working at International Harvester to
make enough money to bring his family here.
He was a farmer raising cattle, pigs, chickens, and growing hay. It brought
great joy to both Jaja and Busha to raise and share meat and eggs with
their family. Every fall he enjoyed cutting cedar brush for others to make
John was a member of the K of C Council # 6657 of Posen, and
St Casimir’s Church and sold MANY a tickets for the annual car raffle.
John is survived by his Grand Children Monica Hoffman, Kathy (Dean)
Krey, Joe (Ann) Lenard, Rich Lenard, Bernadette Lenard and husband
Ken Breic. Nine Great Grand Children, Mike Krey, AJ (Megan) Krey,
Isaac Krey, Amanda Lenard, Nathan Lenard, Kayla Lenard, Samantha
Lenard, John Lenard and Hannah Lenard, his Great-Great Grand Daughter
Kamryn Krey and brother Tony Leonard,
John is predeceased by loving family members; The love of his life
Stella (Pieczynski) Leonard, his son Raphael “Ray” Lenard, his
daughter-in-law Frances (Durecki) Lenard, his Grandson-in-law Bill
Hoffman, his parents Frank and Katherine Leonard, and siblings Stanley
Leonard, Andrew Leonard, Joseph Leonard, Thomas Lenard and
an infant sister.
Friends may visit the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday October 7th from
4-8 pm with a Rosary at 6:30 pm followed by the Parish Wake Service
at 7 pm. Visitation will resume at St Casimir’s Catholic Church in Posen
on Monday October 8th from 10 am until the time of Mass at 11 am with
Father Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.
Interment will follow at St Casimir’s Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Posen First Responders, or
The family would like to thank Hospice of Northern Michigan
for taken care of our Jaja!!!