LTC. Micheal Edward "Mike" Leonhardt U.S. Army, Retired

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LTC. Micheal Edward
"Mike" Leonhardt
United States Army Retired
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC - LTC. Micheal Edward "Mike" Leonhardt, United States Army Retired, husband of twenty-nine years to Mrs. Amy Hord Leonhardt, entered into rest in the comfort of his home on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.
Born in and a resident of Union, SC, until June of 2001, he was a son of Mary Head Leonhardt, of Union, SC and the late James Edward Leonhardt. Col. Leonhardt proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army for twenty-seven years, including one tour of duty in Iraq, where he retired earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He obtained his Master's in Human Resources from Webster University. He was a member of Langley United Methodist Church, where he was on the Praise and Worship Team. He enjoyed deer hunting, playing guitar and yardwork.
In addition to his wife and parents, family members include children, Jared Leonhardt and his companion, Elly Ryan, Columbia, SC, Libby Leonhardt, Union, SC and Amanda Hughes, Gloverville, SC, whom he loved just as if she were one of his own, siblings, Rev. Charles Leonhardt and his wife, Karen, Leesville, SC, Ken Leonhardt and his wife, Leah, Union, SC and Mary Jean Sanders and her husband, Ronald, Coker, AL and granddaughter, Piper Anderson.
The family will greet friends on Saturday, September 24th, 2016, beginning at 1 o'clock at Langley United Methodist Church, Langley, SC, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2 o'clock. Pastor Randall Haase will officiate. A United States Army Honor Guard will perform full military honors at the church following the service.
Due to the excellent care provided to Col. Leonhardt and his family, please make memorials in his memory to Trinity Hospice of Aiken, 690 Medical Park Dr., Ste. 400 Aiken, SC 29801 or due to his love for his fellow soldiers, the Fisher House. (www.fisherhouse.org)
Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories and leave a message of condolence for the family.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Sept. 23, 2016
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