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Leonard Ernest Sass, 87, of Interlochen, passed away on Jan. 24, 2018. Leonard was born on Oct. 23, 1930 in Port Huron, to the late William and Martha (Paul) Sass.
Leonard is a veteran of the Korean War and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He married Hazel L. Heins on Saturday, April 14, 1956 in Royal Oak, and the couple raised their three children and celebrated 62 years of marriage together.
Leonard lived in the area since 1994 and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Interlochen.
He was employed with Michigan Bell for 38 years as a cable splicer. He enjoyed bowling, singing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughters, Luanne (Jim) Teller, of Oxford, Wendy (Randy) Sass-Barber, of North Branch; a son, Brian T. Sass, of Interlochen; four grandchildren; brother, Earl (Frances) O. Sass; and many loving nephews and nieces.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Elva T. Rouley, of Mt. Pleasant, and Viola "Susie" H. Veen.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Interlochen.
Memorial contributions in Leonard's name may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church of Interlochen.
Please share your thoughts and memories with Leonard's family by way of his online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 30, 2018
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