Donald Leer

Thursday, November 2, 2006

July 16, 1934-Nov. 1, 2006

Donald Leroy Leer, 72, Greencastle, died Wednesday afternoon at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville.

Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Leroy and Flossie (Pulliam) Leer.

A 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School, he served in the U.S. Army and was employed by IBM Corp. for 25 years, retiring in February 1987. He was a member of American Legion Post 1550.

He married Marjorie Reed in October 1965. She died in 1985. He married June Reynolds on Nov. 11, 1987. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Donalee Schmidt and husband Russell, Florida, Radene Varvel and husband David, Greencastle, and Leanne Lynn and husband Tony, Indianapolis; two sons, Michael Neese, Greencastle, and Ed Tilley and wife Barbara, Lafayette; brother Larry Leer and wife Joyce, Greencastle; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and one great-grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev Patrick Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions can be made tot he American Cancer Society in care of Louise Brackney, 1 Hilltop Court, Greencastle, 46135, or the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Assoc-iation, attention Catherine Nesbitt, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231.

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