Kathleen Louise Wangerin Leonard



Kathleen Louise Wangerin Leonard, age 79, wife of Donald Leonard passed away on April 4, 2018 at her home in Bluffton.
Kathie was born November 10th, 1938 in Muskegon, Michigan.Her parents were Edwin James Wangerin and Helen Louise Ochs. Kathie graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 1956. She was employed by General Telephone Company as a secretary for three years.She married Donald Leon Leonard on September 6, 1958.They lived in Whitehall Michigan until moving to Charlevoix Michigan in 1974.
She was active in the Charlevoix United Methodist Church,serving as Financial secretary for 7 years and the United Methodist Women for 31 years. When her husband Don retired on June 30,1996 they wintered for 8 years in Destin Florida. They moved to Sun City Hilton Head in November 2005. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
She was a past member of the Sun City Bicycle Club,Sun City Veterans Club,Smart SC Patriots Veterans RV Travel Club,the Sun City Boat and RV Club and the Computer Club.She loved to read,walk,bike and camp.
She has 2 children: Deborah (Scott) Essenberg who live in Vanderbilt Michigan and Thomas (Debra) Leonard who live in Belgium Wisconsin,and 3 grandchildren:Jared Martin,Jason Martin and Adyson Leonard.
She has 2 sisters, Nancy (Don) Crider of Muskegon Michigan, Diane (Jack) Proos of Belding Michigan and a brother James (Pat) Wangerin of Montague Michigan,sister-in-law, Phyllis (Harry) Tobin of Scottville, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her sister Janet.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3080 Okatie Highway, Bluffton, SC. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Kathleen to St. Luke’s PPI Fund, P.O. Box 2779, Bluffton, SC 29910 or Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.