Lucile Leonard

Lucile  Leonard
Lucile Leonard of Otsego passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Leonard was born December 24, 1921 in Allegan to Robert and Estella (Thompson) Guidebeck and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was an Otsego High School graduate, Class of ’39. Lucile earned her Realtors License in the Mid 1970’s and worked in the Real Estate Market for several years. She was a member of the Otsego Choral Group and the Otsego Congregational Church Choir. Her favorite leisure activities were playing golf, bridge and entertaining friends and family. In her younger years, Lucile was an avid horsewoman. On September 16, 1942, in Otsego she married Richard ‘Rip’ Leonard, who died in 2001. Also preceding her in death were her siblings, Glenn and Lovell Van Fleet, Meryl Pries, Helen Sharpsteen, Robert Guidebeck, and Mary Alice Hummel. Surviving are two daughters, Diana (Fred) Hinkley of West Branch and Deborah (Tim) Mills of Otsego; 4 Grandchildren, Ryan and Megan Hinkley, Cristin (Bryon) Gerwolds and Kate (Tony) Gross; 3 Great-grandchildren, Klayre Gerwolds, Devon and Elaina Gross; a brother, William Guidebeck; many nieces and nephews. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with her family beginning 10:00 a.m.Thursday, August 6, 2009 at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.m. with Celebrant William Rose officiating. Contributions in memory of Lucile may be made to the American Diabetes Association or The Humane Society.
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