Leonard James Deem

Died: Wed., Apr. 4, 2018


Celebration of Life

Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center


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Leonard James Deem, 96, of Indianapolis passed away on the afternoon of April 4, 2018. He was born on November 11, 1921 to the late Arthur and Maudie Deem in Bloomington, Indiana. Leonard proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, saw action at Volcano Island, participated in the occupation of Japan and witnessed the historic raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima.

He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in chemical engineering and served as plant chemical engineering supervisor at Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW Post #604 Indianapolis, American Legion Post #252 Greenwood. Leonard was also a recipient of the Purple Heart Award. He particularly enjoyed bowling and a member of several leagues, for the past 60 years.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 63 years Rosemary Deem; niece Carolyn (George) Gross; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in passing by his parents and sisters Norma Jean Krygielski and Kathleen Rapp.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Burial will follow at ValHalla Cemetery in Bloomington. The family has suggested that memorial contribution be given to Guiding Eyes for the Blind or The Humane Society.

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Ed Rosebrock
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018
Ed Rosebrock will miss Leonard. Leonard was a neighbor, a fellow bowler and a friend.

Deanna Lane
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018
Leonard was a true gentleman. A longtime friend and neighbor, he was always willing to help me with projects when I moved into his neighborhood . He and his wife, Rosemary, told me about a home for sale and when I looked at it, it was perfect for me. I was blessed with his friendship and will miss him.

KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Rocky Curren
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
Leonard will be missed by all that received his friendship.Prayers for Rosie and family.

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