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Leo P. Fawley

October 22, 1928 ~ September 8, 2019 (age 90)

Leo P. Fawley, 90 of Goshen, passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2019 at Courtyard Healthcare Center.

He was born Oct. 22, 1928 in Elkhart to Walter L. and Leota (Parks) Fawley. He married Gloria Johnson on Dec. 14, 1952. Leo is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gloria, and his children, Norman, Kathryn (David) Lipp, Patricia (Michael) Strausborger and James, (Bambi) ; 7 grandchildren, 2 Step-grandchildren; 4 great-granddaughters and 1 step great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Howard, Harold, Thomas and Gerald.

Leo graduated from Concord High School and served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He retired in 1991 after 44 years as an engineer from New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail Railroads. Leo was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also scheduled transportation for children to the Shriners Hospital in Chicago for 23 years. He was a member of Vandalia Masonic Lodge, Mizpah Shrine, Elkhart Shrine club, Cass Co. Shrine Club and the United Transportation Union. He attended Calvary United Methodist Church.

Visitation for Leo will be from 3-7 pm Thursday, Sept. 12th at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart where a Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery will military honors by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the D.A.V. #19.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children or Calvary United Methodist Church.


Donations may be made to:

Calvary United Methodist Church
Elkhart IN 46516

Shriner's Hospital for Children
2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago IL 60707


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