Leon V. Kennedy
1937 - 2020
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Leon V. Kennedy

May 23, 1937 - March 20, 2020

SOUTH BEND, IN - Leon Kennedy, 82, a life-long resident of South Bend passed away peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness on Friday March 20, 2020. After graduating from South Bend Central High School in 1955 he entered the military and served his county in Korea. After an Honorable Discharge he returned to South Bend where he worked at Bendix, South Bend Range, Transpo, and Allied Stamping. Leon eventually retired from Studebaker Golf Course in 2018. An avid Hall of Fame bowler, Leon held a 200 plus average for over 30 years and rolled 11 perfect games. Leon also loved to play golf. After shooting his age he would often say, “I am not that good, I am just old.”

Leon is survived by countless friends and will always be remembered for his love for life. He will be dearly missed.

Cremation will take place. Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, there will be a celebration of Leon's life at a later date. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy. Condolences may be expressed via email at www.welsheimers.com.


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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 24, 2020.
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March 26, 2020
I will miss running into Leon all over town! Rest in peace brother vet; you have earned it sevenfold!
Timothy Augustine
March 26, 2020
I will miss running into Leon all over town! Rest in peace brother vet; you have earned it sevenfold!
Timothy Augustine
March 25, 2020
With a deep sadness we say good bye to a sweet man. Rest In Eternal Peace Leon. I will always remember the laughs we shared, about once a week, visiting with J/C, as all know's he sure kept us on our toes.You sure meant a lot to John Charles, he always had a nice memory of you. God Bless ,
sharon hoffman
March 25, 2020
RIP Leon
Ed Sommers
March 24, 2020
Rest in peace Leon
Bill Kerestury
March 24, 2020
Gonna miss seeing you.
Goler
March 24, 2020
Sorry to hear of Leon's passing. We were teammates in the Wednesday League at the lanes across the street from the South Bend Airport. I left SB in 1980. We bowled together in League and City, State and National tournaments and also Bluffton Tournament. Dale Albert led off and Leon was our anchor man. Leon was a great bowler, teammate & friend Rest IN Peace
Geno Pinczewski
March 24, 2020
A fellow Veteran.
Michael Jacobs
March 24, 2020
Friends of Leon:
Sorry to hear of his passing. My sister, Rozelia, and I have known him for over 70 years. Glad we had a chance to see him last year during my visit home to South Bend. He'll be missed.
Susie Franklin Chandler
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