Michael Leonard


Michael Leonard of West Bend, formerly of Minneapolis and Milwaukee, passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2018, at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend.  He was 71 years old.

Mike was born in Antigo on Dec. 3, 1946, the son of Charles and Phyllis Mattek Leonard.  

He attended local schools, graduating from Antigo High School, Class of 1965, before attending classes at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

He took a position with the Milwaukee Road Railroad before serving in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. He later returned to the Milwaukee Road (currently Canadian Pacific Railroad).

In June 1970, Michael was united in marriage with Ellen Schultz. The couple lived in Milwaukee and raised two children, Michael and Michelle.  

In October 1987, he married Pam Stroik in Galloway, Wis. They later had two children, John and Patrick.

In 1996, Mike was transferred to Minneapolis, where he completed a career of 51 years, retiring in May of this year. He had recently moved back to Wisconsin to be near his family.

Mr. Leonard was an avid reader and loved walking, especially near waterways and Lake Michigan. He was a very social person and was happy to spend time with his children and grandson.

He is survived by his daughter Michelle Leonard of Chicago and three sons, Michael Leonard of Milwaukee and John Leonard and Patrick Leonard, both of Madison.  

He is further survived by his grandson Alexander Tsoris of Chicago, sister Phyllis Bretches of Wausau, a niece, nephews, other family and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles Leonard Jr.

At Mike’s request, no formal services will be held.  He will be laid to rest beside his family in Antigo at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.



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