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Leonard Maurer - Class Of 1945

Leonard P. Maurer, 83, of Kenosha, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011, at Woodstock Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Kenosha on July 12, 1927, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Schuenaman) Maurer. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he was educated in local schools.

Leonard entered the US Army Medical Corps on November 14, 1945, and was honorably discharged on February 27, 1947. He served overseas in Europe and received the Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal-Germany.

On May 16, 1953, he married Lucille A. Widmar at St. George Catholic Church in Kenosha.

Leonard was employed with American Motors/Chrysler Corporation as a special checker in the tool cribs, retiring after 43 years. He really enjoyed his work there.

He was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and a current member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Local 72 Retirees and the Kenosha Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille of Kenosha; a granddaughter, Heather Kathleen Gozdzialski of Kewaunee, WI; three brothers, Ray Maurer of Westchester, IL, John Maurer of Kenosha and Larry Maurer of Kenosha; and a sister, Rita Carlson of Kenosha.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathleen Lucille Walter and Mary Ann Maurer; a brother, Richard Maurer; and a sister, Marie Gemig.

A memorial Mass was held on March 24, 2011 at St. Therese Catholic Church, followed by entombment at All Saints Mausoleum with full military honors.