Robert "Bob" Leonhard

May 6, 1934 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Robert “Bob” Dean Leonhard, age 89, a resident of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at IU Health Ball Hospital in Muncie.

Bob was born on May 6, 1934, in Portland, Indiana, the son of William H. and Mildred (Hanlin) Leonhard.  He graduated from Gray High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.  Bob worked for Freuhauf Trucking in Ft. Madison, Indiana and retired from Lynn Trucking in Lynn, Indiana.  He also worked for many other trucking companies for over 50 years.  Bob was a member of the Portland American Legion Post #211, Portland Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, Shriners, Portland Moose Lodge, Portland Eagles Lodge, VFW in Fort Recovery and Marine Legion. 

Bob married Jean Upp on March 28, 1997. 

Survivors include:

His wife:  Jean Leonhard – Portland, Indiana

Children:  Shawn Leonhard (wife Karla) – Hamilton, Illinois

                  Jeff Leonhard (wife Ruth) – Camdenton, Missouri

                  Julie Morrison – Portland, Indiana

                 Dana Luebke (husband Mike) – New Haven, Indiana

17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Leonhard and 2 brothers William and Harold Leonhard.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Masonic Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Funeral services will follow the Masonic Service at the funeral home and burial will follow at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.  The American Legion Post #211 of Portland will conduct military graveside rites. 

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August 11, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Masonic Service (Green Park Cemetery, Portland)

Funeral Service
August 11, 2023

1:00 PM

Masonic Service
August 11, 2023

1:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer & Penrod Funeral Homes
208 N. Commerce St.
Portland, IN 47371


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