Leon Holmes

September 14, 2014

Leon Holmes

Leon ‘Mort’ ‘Lovey’ Holmes of Otsego, MI passed away peacefully Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his home in Otsego. Leon was born July 1, 1927 in Otsego to Waldo and Mary Agnes (Kortokrax) Holmes. Leon served his country in the Army during WW II.

He is survived by his longtime companion Sally Hendrixson; 6 children, Dan (Connie) Holmes of Kalamazoo, Joe (Cindy) Holmes of Plainwell, Jeff Holmes of Ludington, Rob (Frances) Holmes of Arcadia, Pam Holmes of Gobles, Angela (Rick) McKeown of Gobles; 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan, daughter Teresa, grandson Shawn and his sister Carolyn Lawrence.

Leon’s love of automobiles led to a lifetime career as an auto mechanic. He owned Morton’s Garage in Kalamazoo for over 30 years. He was an avid bowler, bowling a 300 game at age 72. Leon enjoyed boating, water skiing and fixing anything. He loved good food and most of all he cherished his family. His great sense of humor touched the lives of everyone he knew.

Friends may visit with Leon’s family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 10 A.M. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Otsego with Rev. Fr. Ted Martin officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Leon may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

 

 

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