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630 Railroad Street
Germantown, IL 62245

Joseph L. Leonard, Sr.



  Visitation:  Sunday, October 30, 2005          4:00~9:00 PM
                    Monday, October 31, 2005          8:00~10:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown

 Monday, October 31, 2005          11:00 AM
                    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown



Joseph L. Leonard, Sr., 92, of Germantown, died Friday, October 28, 2005 at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese. 

He was born December 29, 1912 in Germantown to William and Anna (Albers) Leonard; they preceded him in death 

Also preceded in death by a Daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Leonard, Brothers, Ben, William, Frank, Ed, and Alphonse Leonard,Sisters, Rose Wobbe, Josephine Albers, Veronica Robke, and Sophie Reilmann, Brothers-in-law, Herman and Henry Kohnen, Sisters-in-law, Bernadine and Annie Kohnen  

67 years ago he married Sophie Kohnen on September 14, 1938 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clayton, MO; she survives in Germantown 

Surviving is a daughter Mary “Pepe” (Cyril) Korte of Germantown, and sons Frank (special friend Barb Wempe) Leonard of Breese, and Joseph (Paulette) Leonard, Jr. of Germantown 

10 Grandchildren-Buffy (Mark) Jansen, Becky (Kelly) Vogel, Cory (special friend Melanie Mueller) Korte, Robin (special friend John Crouch) Leonard, Holly (special friend Cory Timmermann) Leonard, Cristal (special friend Jim Muskopf, Jr.) Leonard, Jill (Dave) Thomas, Charlotte (Curt) Voss, Curtis Leonard, and Shelly (special friend Steve Rehkemper) Leonard 

9 Great-Grandchildren 

Joseph was a laborer working through the union in Carlyle and Granite City 

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown American Legion Post 325 and Drill Team, was the oldest member of the Germantown Fire Department, and an Army Veteran of WWII in which he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 11 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Fr. Stephen Humphrey officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery 

Friends may call from 4 to 9 PM on Sunday, October 30, 2005 and from 8 to 10:45 AM on Monday, October 31, 2005 at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. 

Memorials may be made to the Germantown Fire Department or to VNA-TIP Hospice and will be received at the funeral home

Germantown American Legion will hold services at 7:00 PM Sunday evening at the funeral home



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