Leon B. Grindstaff, 80 of Edwardsburg, MI died Feb. 22, 2012 at his home after a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Doeville, TN to Sam and Vada (Proffett) Grindstaff and married Rosamund George on May 27, 1972. She survives with a son Kevin (Esther) Grindstaff of Vandalia, MI and 2 daughters Deborah Grindstaff of New Haven, IN and Jill Monson of Red Bluff, CA; grandchildren, Shana, Christopher, Meranda, Jessica, Brandon, Annie, Stacy and Jolene; Several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. His loving dog Mindy also survives. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister.
Leon served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired as a foreman in steel fabrication. He owned the Tivoli Inn in Allegan, MI and most recently was a transporter for Gurley Leep of Mishawaka. He was a member of Bethel Tabernacle in Niles, MI and a lifetime member of the V.F. W. in Elkhart.
Visitation will be 4-8 pm Monday at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home at Cobblestone Crossing, Elkhart where funeral services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday. Pastor Matthew Bair will officiate. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola where military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Navy and D.A.V. 19.
Memorials may be given to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Visit www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com to share a message with the family.