Leo C. Nolde, 85, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at his home.
He was born in Powers on October 6, 1929, son of John and Gladys (King) Nolde.
On February 3, 1951, Leo married the late Leona Kutches.
Leo served in the in United States Army from April 9, 1951 until his honorable discharge on January 19, 1953. He defended his country during the Korean Conflict. Leo received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars and the United Nations Service Medal for his actions in Korea.
He was employed at Harnischfeger, Stropich Oil, and worked as a millwright on construction. Leo also worked in the woods with long-time friend, Will Borman. He retired in 1992.
Leo was an avid gardener and enjoyed hunting and spending time at his camp in Northland. He loved to cheer on the Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, and Loins. During the spring, Leo would help make maple syrup at the Kirschner Camp.
He was a member of the VFW.
Leo is survived by daughters, Barb (Pat) Morrow, Diana Nolde, and Toni (Paul) Krusell, all of Escanaba, Faith Nolde of Green Bay, Hope (Roland) Peckman of Kenosha, WI, Joy (Mark) Seidl of Gladstone; sons, Lee Nolde of Escanaba and John Nolde of Gladstone; brother, Richard “Dick” (Barb) Nolde of Ohio; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leona; sisters, Betty, Anna, and June; and brothers, Raymond, Louis, and Kenneth.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Delta County Veterans Council will hold military rites at 5 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Rick Courier.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
A special thank you to Marquette General Hospice for their special care and support.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Nolde family.