OBITUARY

Jeffrey C. Leonhard

November 28, 1957June 16, 2021
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Jeffrey "Jeff" Carl Leonhard, age 63, of Westland, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Jeffrey was born November 28, 1957 to the parents of Carl and Ruth Leonhard. He graduated from Garden City High School. After graduation, he attended Western Michigan University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree.

In 1985, Jeff met the love of his life, Nancy, while getting a haircut. Two years later they married at St. Colette's in Livonia. Seven years later, they welcomed their children, Allison and then Michael. He was most proud of his children and their accomplishments, including both graduating college.

Jeff is preceded in death by his father Carl Leonhard.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife Nancy of 34 years; Children Allison (David Best) Leonhard and Michael Leonhard; Mother Ruth Leonhard; Siblings Colleen (Mike) Wilberding, David (Shelly) Leonhard and Brad Leonhard; his four legged best friends Ellie and Cocoa and his many aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was an avid golfer and member of G.A.M. (Golf Association of Michigan). One of Jeff's favorite pass times was golfing with his best friend and brother in law Jeff Orzel and many other golf friends.

Jeff spent 28 years working for UPS as a package car driver, earning his "Circle of Honor Driver" award. Jeff had a love for sports, especially hockey and golf. He was a former hockey player until his mid-forties. He was an extraordinary handy man and enjoyed DIY projects. He enjoyed Florida vacations with his wife and best friends, Diane and Jeff Orzel.

A visitation for Jeffrey will be held Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, Mi 48152.

A funeral in state will occur Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 AM at St. Edith Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154.

A celebration of life gathering will occur Monday, June 21, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Tin Cup Bar & Grill, 20500 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, Mi 48152.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HarryjWillLivonia.com for the Leonhard family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeffrey's memory may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, https://www.lls.org/.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 20, 2021

  • Funeral In State

    Monday, June 21, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, June 21, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Gathering

    Monday, June 21, 2021

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