Robert found joy in being a grandfather to his granddaughter Amanda. He was very proud of her and her superior skill with horses. He traveled with her on her journey to become the AQHA Rookie of the Year. He shared his pride telling anyone and every one of her accomplishments.
Robert was also a proud third generation member of the Masons. He joined his father and grandfather as a Mason in 1969 in South Bend. He proceeded to the level of Scottish Rite at the Masonic Temple in South Bend. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, St. Joseph Chapter #569.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, George Leonard Jr. and Mae (Bush) Leonard; sister, Sue Leonard Sickman and his beloved daughter, Belinda Leonard Morris.
Robert is survived by his son, Bob (Jessica) Leonard; daughter, Sally Leonard; friend and wife of 30 years, Lillian Bea Leonard DeSimone; granddaughter, Amanda (Matt) Morris-Rambo; son-in-law, Mike Morris; sister, Nancy Leonard Nulf; four nieces, three nephews and various grand dogs, horses and cats. He was a dedicated grandfather, father and friend. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service is schedule for Saturday at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, South Bend. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m., followed by the Ceremony of the Scottish Rite. A Military Burial will follow at a later date in Honor Park in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
Contributions in memory of Robert E. Leonard may be offered to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637 or to the Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.