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Richard Vernon "Dick" Leonard

August 11, 1946 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 74)


   Richard Vernon "Dick" Leonard, age 74, of Perrinton, MI, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021, at the Laurels of Fulton, Perrinton, Michigan.

   Cremation will take place and no services will be held.

   Richard was born in Alma, Michigan on August 11, 1946, the son of Gordon LaVere and Mary (Landshaw) Leonard.

    Dick worked at Velsicol in St. Louis and Gratiot County Hospital in Alma as a custodian for many years.  He enjoyed trips up north to Sault St. Marie.  He liked fishing and hunting.

   He is survived by son Kevin and Josephine Leonard of Sumner, MI,

daughter Kelly and Michael Knopf of Alma, MI; grandchildren: Jacob Knopf of Alma, MI, Andrew and Maylan Knopf of Alma, MI, Vincent Leonard of Alma, MI, Eric Leonard of Grand Rapids, MI, Hannah and Ryan Bauman of Muir, MI, Chelsea and Devon Lein of Alma, MI, Sitera Knopf of Alma, MI, and Trenton Knopf of Alma, MI. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren: Emma, Addison, Kai, Azlan, and Kenden and niece Tina Leonard, and nephew Rick Leonard.  Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Michael Leonard.

     Memorials may be made to American Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Michigan.

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