Charles "Chuck" Leonard

Leonard, Charles "Chuck"

Charles "Chuck" Leonard, of Las Vegas, Nev, passed away April 13, 2013. Charles was born April 19, 1925, in French Lick, Ind., and was a 54-year resident of Las Vegas.

As a young man, his family moved to Wisconsin Rapids. He attended Lincoln High School where he met his future bride, Margaret Bender. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during World War II.

He and Margaret became engaged after his return from WWII. They were married February 1949 in Santa Monica, Calif.. In 1959 they relocated to Las Vegas.

Charles retired from AM International in 1983 and began working as a salesman with Gill's Printing where he continued once a week until his passing. Charles belonged to the SAR, Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner.

His greatest joy was spending time with his "girls," many friends, gardening and woodworking. Charles and Margaret loved the time they spent at their cabin in Belmont, Nev.

Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret; parents, Howard and Sophia Leonard; sisters, Clara Vaughn, Viva Kaiser, Helen Sera and Norma Gilliatt; and son, Brian Charles Leonard. He is survived by his daughters, Anne, Marcia and Catharine (John); grandson, Charles Harness; brothers, Hugh Leonard and Carl (Julia) Leonard; sisters, Christina McGlynn of Wisconsin Rapids and Brenda (Bob) Wraley.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He believed in making and completing a list every day and always gave a kind word wherever he could. Services will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on May 1, 2013