Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI


Leon C. DeBruyne

April 13, 1935May 20, 2020

Leon C. DeBruyne, of St. Clair Shores age 85 passed away May 20, 2020. Beloved husband of Mary for 59 years. Loving father of Karen (Tim) Schill, Robert (Sandi), John (Dawn) and Lee (Kim); dear grandfather of Scott, Jennifer (Jim), Alyssa, Mike, Shelby and Ryan; proud great grandfather of Colt and Grant. Leon is survived by brother Chuck (Anne), sister-in-law Joan and Dee and brother-in-law Harry (Fran). He is predeceased by brothers Jim and Robert and parents Morris and Susie. Leon was the former owner of Auto-Fab and Engineering.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. We ask at this time that you keep his family in your thoughts. Please share a memory in Leon's online memorial.

"You can go now."


Leon C. DeBruyne

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Eric Henckel

May 25, 2020

Thoughts and prayers with the DeBruyne family… I know you’ll be sharing lots of memories and stories about your dad in the coming days weeks and months. Take care and be well.

Linda Lown

May 23, 2020

All my memories of my Uncle Lee included laughing until we cried. You had a gift of wit and sarcasm. Will always hold the memories of being together at Grandma's house dear in my heart. RIP!!

Lee Debruyne

May 23, 2020

Well, what can I say about my dad that he hasn’t already said about himself. (Ha). If this were a roast, that would have been my opening line. Keeping this fairly short, the reality is he worked so hard and often effortlessly to command a room with stories, humor and yes sarcasm. It was a gift. I choose to remember that dad more than any other version - especially verses his struggles toward the end.

He was memorable. If you met him you had a story. He was so darn creative and was always thinking of a better way to do something. I like to think I learned that trait a bit from him.

Today, I went to his property in Adair, checked the trail cameras and saw a couple of very cool videos of deer and raccoons and realized I wasn’t going to be able to share them with him. He would have enjoyed them. I hope I will learn to appreciate this type of stuff even more as time goes on.

Maybe I’ll add a few actual stories in the coming days

I’ll miss you pop.

Frank & Amy Licari

May 22, 2020

We loved seeing him at DeBruyne/Licari gatherings, always either entering or leaving the room with a joke! We could see where the DeBruyne's get their sense of humor! He will be missed. Sending our thoughts and love to the DeBruyne family.

Frank and Amy Licari

Judy Molitor

May 22, 2020

Lots of wonderful memories of Lee as a friend and neighbor. He always had a joke to share. Love his wife Mary and his family. Peace be with you and your family.
Love Judy and the Molitor family.


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