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Paul Dennis Leask, 77, of Kalkaska, passed away on Feb. 1, 2018. Born Dec. 5, 1940 in Frankfort, he was the son of Paul and Frances (Straubel) Leask.
On April 16, 1973, Paul married Elizabeth Ludka in Traverse City and moved to Kalkaska in 1974. During his lifetime, he worked as a truck driver, roofer and oil field gauger. At the age of 45, Paul returned to Northwestern Michigan College and obtained his certificate in Machine Shop Tooling. He was employed at Elk Lake Tool Company and retired in 2016. Paul was a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He was very proud of his heritage and always believed in the preservation of nature. Paul was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church.
Paul is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; and four children, Kevin and Rachael Leask, of North Carolina, Robyne and Richard Fournier, of North Dakota, Michael and Trish Leask, of Traverse City, and Mark Leask, of Kalkaska; 13 grandchildren, including special grandson, Christopher Leask; and several precious great-grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by his two daughters, Angela, in infancy, and Tari French; and seven sisters and one brother.
A memorial service was held on Feb. 7 at Wolf-O'Neil Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the Paul Leask family at P.O. Box 88, Kalkaska, MI 49646.
Published on March 8, 2018
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