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Leon John Fifer

April 5, 1927 — March 12, 2023

Battle Creek

Leon John Fifer

 

Leon J. Fifer, age 95, of Battle Creek, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023 at his home. He was born April 5, 1927 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of John and Antonina (Danielewicz) Fifer. Leon graduated from Battle Creek Central High School on a Friday in 1945 and the next day was on a train headed for enlistment in the U.S. Army. He served in Germany from July of 1945 until January of 1947. Following his honorable discharge, Leon returned to his job at Post Cereals where he had started working at the age of 16 due to the shortage of manpower during WWII. He later retired after 49 years of service and was a member of Post Local #374 retirees. He was also a member of the P.N.A. Club and Moose Lodge. Leon enjoyed travel, fishing, and bowling. On June 23, 1958, in Angola, Indiana he was married to Janet Marie (Clapp) who preceded him in death on June 9, 2019. He was also preceded by siblings: Stephanie Burrill, Mary Lewandowski and Joseph Fifer. Leon is survived by five nieces and nephews: John Burrill, Karen Vandeveen, Constance Lewandowski, Paul Fifer and Anna Bauer; and his sister in law: Margaret Henderson. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2023 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with his nephew Deacon Paul Fifer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. www.henryfuneralhome.org

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