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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI

OBITUARY

Alfred Francis Leckrone

April 10, 1945August 29, 2019
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Alfred Francis Leckrone was born on April 10, 1945 to Warren Galen and Edna Louise Leckrone. He graduated from Holt High School in 1963. Though he was raised in the Lansing, Michigan area and raised his own family in the same area, he was well travelled thanks to his military experience and visiting family stationed abroad. Al married Ardith D. Coon (deceased) after high school and had three children, Jeffrey Clayson (Jennifer), Jennifer Elaine (Patrick) Bowyer, and Jeanine Gayle (Nicholas) Andrews. His second marriage to Jeannie Walling gave him five more children, Todd (Kristy) Doyle, Kimberley (Todd) White, Amie Cartwright, Jamie (Kenneth) Chant, and Jennifer Strasizar (Christopher, deceased). Al is predeceased by his mother Edna, father Warren, step father Ernest Cone, and sister Dianne. He is survived by his wife Jeannie, his children, and his dearly loved grandchildren: Anna, Alexandria, Wyatt, Mya, Peter, Alaynna, William, Chase, and Luke. His sister Karen Coon and brother Gary Leckrone also survive his passing. Al was a humble, giving person who enjoyed simple things in life. He was passionate about gardening, fishing, garage sale shopping, babies and children, golf with his son, and tinkering in the garage. His military service took him to Japan, Korea, Viet Nam and places in the U.S. as well. After discharge from the Air Force, he worked as a car mechanic, owned and operated a trophy shop, and worked many years until retirement at Sparrow Hospital as a materials manager. He was well-liked and always had a smile or joke to greet his friends and Co workers. His diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease forced him to retire early, and he missed the daily social interaction and joking with his friends. Even in the nursing home he liked to play tricks on the care givers and would tease the nurses and orderlies. To the end his eyes would light up when visitors came and even if he couldn't talk his eyes told how much he appreciated and loved his visitors.

Alfred believed in Jesus as his savior and is now in Heaven, released from the pain and confines of his earthly body. And we look forward to the Hope of sharing eternal life in heaven with Alfred.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nicholas Andrews
  • Patrick Bowyer
  • Todd White
  • Kenneth Chant
  • Peter Bowyer
  • Wyatt Cartwright
  • Geremy West

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Memories

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Karen Coon

September 1, 2019

To me he was always Bud. Our Grandpa Alfred Brooks always called him his little buddy so when he was little the name stuck with him. Later when people started calling him Al , I didn't know who they were talking about. He was always so special to me and to my mom as well. I will miss him so much but I know he is now free of his pain and is in heaven with the Lord and many family members.

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Alfred's newborn portrait, 1945.

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Alfred and his father, Warren Leckrone.

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Air Force portrait, 1964.

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Family portrait, c. 1986

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Al's portrait, 1980s.

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Alfred, Jeff and Jennifer in Texas, 1979.

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Alfred's newborn portrait, 1945.

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Alfred and his father, Warren Leckrone.

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Air Force portrait, 1964.

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Family portrait, c. 1986

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Al's portrait, 1980s.

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Alfred, Jeff and Jennifer in Texas, 1979.

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Alfred, Jeff and Jennifer in Texas, 1979.