|Dorrance "Doc" Leonard|
|September 29, 1936 - December 21, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 2-5 p.m. Sunday December 26, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday December 27, 2010 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island|
|Vigil Service: 2:00 p.m. Sunday December 26, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Interment: December 27, 2010 at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
|Dorrance “Doc” Leonard, 74, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at home. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a rosary recited at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be conducted by the Milan American Legion Post No. 569/200 and the Rock Island V.F.W. No. 1303. Memorials may be made to the family.|
Doc was born September 29, 1936 in Monticello, IA, a son of Owen and Marcella Supple Leonard. He married Patricia Tipton on May 10, 1955 in Anamosa, IA, and moved to Rock Island in 1957.
Doc worked as an accountant in his early years before taking a job with JI Case where he retired in 1981. He also served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves.
Doc was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Rock Island Moose Lodge #190. He really enjoyed wood working, craft building, and spending time at church. Doc also cherished a rosary that he received from his special friend, John Sievers, after years of helping on John’s farm in Anamosa, IA.
Survivors include; his wife, Patricia; children and (spouses), Richard Joseph Leonard, Golden, CO, Robert (Marta) Duane Leonard, Rock Island, Julie Odle, Moline, and Mary Jo (Doug) Slayden, Moline; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Doc was preceded in death by; his parents, several brothers and sisters; grandson, Robert Leonard Jr.; and special friend, John Sievers.
Doc was very special to me in many ways. I first met him in the hospital 2 years ago. From that time until Monday Doc and I shared stories of fishing and camping. He always had a smile and a laugh to share. I will miss him so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
-- Blythe Boesen
Julie and family,I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know he will be terribly missed. I remember him being such a nice and funny man. You all have my prayers.
-- Lisa (Mapes) Polito
What a great neighbor Doc has been over the years.....i will miss you much Doc!
-- Tina Gripp
lways happy to see "Doc" at school, such as Grandparent's Day. He was always polite, respectful, happy-go-lucky, and someone who enjoyed life. He was the same when I would bump into him out in public. My deepest sympathies.
In friendship, Steve Jackson
-- Steve Jackson
Bob and Family,
I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Cindy Jepsen
Patsy - I just read about Doc's death in the Anamosa paper today. I am so sorry for you loss. Doc was such a personable man and I always enjoyed both you and he. God Bless.
-- Linda (Onken) Fisher
To the Leaonard family, I remember Doc from our days in the courts. Prayers have been said for him at St. Pius. My deepest sympathies to all of you.May you find peace with each other during this difficult time. Patty Egger Briggs
-- Patty Egger Briggs