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Leo Eberline Jr.

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Leo Eberline Jr., 84, of Caseville died Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Home Sweet Home in Pigeon after a long battle with cancer.

Leo was born July 9, 1922 in Flint, to the late Leo and Anna (Ebert) Eberline. He grew up and attended school in Flint before entering into the U.S. Army. Leo served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

On March 30, 1944, he married Doris Cummings in Flint. Doris died Oct. 4, 1981. Leo married Ellen Baloga in Caseville Oct. 23, 1982. Ellen died Dec. 5, 2005. Leo was employed for 35 years at the Chevrolet Assembly Plant in Flint, retiring Oct. 1, 1974. He then moved permanently to Caseville. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Caseville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially golfing in the later years of his life. He golfed in leagues at Bird Creek and Pte. Aux Barques.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandy and her husband, John Swales, of Bear Lake; and son, Jim of Hillman; grandchildren, Jeff (Michelle) Kikta, Julie (Ken) Richardson, Angela (Alan) Fisher, Christina (Ken) Goddard, Jim and Joshua Eberline; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Vivian Thacker of Flint; sister-in-law. Margie Eberline of Cass City; best friend, Arnold Grant of Caseville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Eberline.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Caseville, with Pastor Jim Nihiser officiating. Burial with military honors will be at St. Roch Cemetery, Caseville.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at www.cfcCaseville.com

Published in Huron Daily Tribune on June 4, 2007
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