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Glen A. Leake
Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the St. Paul Cemetery near Center, Missouri with full military honors.
Glen Adam Leake passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Glen grew up and attended schools in the Perry area. After working for several years, Glen joined the U. S. Army Air Corps and fought at the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. He was awarded five bronze stars for campaigns in Central Europe. Upon his return home after his service, Glen worked at several vocations. He was an excellent mechanic and successfully owned and operated a gas service station. Glen also operated a truck hauling business for several years. He was a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173 and enjoyed visiting with friends and spending time with his family.
Born: April 15, 1915 in Perry, Missouri the son of Thomas and Lola B. (Long) Leake.
Married: Nell J. Jerman on November 10, 1979 at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church south of Vandalia; she preceded him in death.
Survivors include: two sons: Bruce and wife, Betty Leake of Tebbetts, Missouri and Dana and wife, Micky Leake of West Plains, Missouri; two granddaughters: Diane and husband, Ron Harris of Brighton, Michigan and Sharin and husband, Mike Gannon of Twinsburg, Ohio; three great-granddaughters and three sisters.
Preceded in death by: wife, Nell; six brothers and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Vandalia Community Play Care, 115 W. Walsh Blvd., Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
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