LeRoy Dale Straight, age 90, of Coloma, WI passed away Saturday evening, February 16, 2019 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI. He was born Nov. 16, 1928 in Tomah, WI the son of Edwin and Adeline (Fuhrman) Straight. He married the former June Rose Pickard on May 24, 1952 in Hawkins, WI.
LeRoy and his wife June resided in Beloit, WI from 1953 until moving to Coloma in 1989. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. LeRoy was employed as a machinist at Beloit Corp. for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Eagles Club and VFW, both in Beloit. He was also a member of the Coloma Lions Club.
He is survived by five children, Gail E. Straight, Coloma, Wayne A. (Joan) Straight, Beloit, Glenn D. (Cindy) Straight, Darien, Sheree L. (Melvin) Kirby-Pratt, Hancock, Sandra L. Mullen (Terry), Nashville, TN; 17 grandchildren, Mike, Becky, Heather, Beth, Jason, Sheila, Christina, Joshua, Dale, Conan, William, Kevin Jr., Neal, Bridget, Christopher, and Nichole; 41 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; three brothers; and by 7 great great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at New Beginnings Church, Westfield. The family will greet relatives and friends at church on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of services at 11AM. Funeral services will also be held at 1:30PM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Hansen –Gravitt Funeral Home, Beloit. The family will greet relatives and friends from 12PM (NOON) until the time of services at 1:30PM at the funeral home with Military Honors and burial at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, South Beloit. Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma and Hansen-Gravitt Funeral Home, Beloit is assisting the family with arrangements.
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