March 17, 2021
Leonard Lee Michael passed away on March 9, 2021 at the Regent Park Nursing Home in Holyoke at the age of 89.
Leonard was the youngest of three sons born to George and Maude (Bjorklun) Michael born on Dec. 3, 1931 in Haxtun. After the passing of George in 1941 when Leonard was nine, Maude married True Shannep in 1946, who became a loyal friend and counselor to Leonard.
Leonard attended school through the eighth grade at Fairfield Country School and graduated from Haxtun High School in 1949. Following graduation, he served his country for four years in the Air Force. It was during this...