GLADSTONE - Edward "Ed" LeBeau, 86, 1100 N. Lake Shore Dr., Gladstone, passed away on Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2012, at the Lakeview Assisting Living in Gladstone.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1925, son of Tanis and Elvira (Borden) LeBeau. He was raised in Nadeau and graduated from Stephenson High School.
Ed served in the U.S. Navy from Feb. 23, 1945, to Aug. 8, 1946. He served on the USS Marble head and USS Randolph.
Edward ‘Ed’ LeBeau
He was a truck driver for many years and was a rural postal employee for 26 years.
On June 7, 1947, Edward LeBeau married Leona M. Skrobiak at St. George's Church in Bark River.
They lived in Bark River for 53 years and then Gladstone for the past 14 years.
Ed was a member of the Rheume Knauff American Legion Post 438 of Bark River, and the 40 et 8 of Carney and Gladstone. He was on the Bark River Township Board and an officer of the Rural Carriers Association of Michigan. Ed was a member of the Highland Golf Club and was currently a member of All Saints Church in Gladstone.
He is survived by two daughters, Judy (Darrell) Peltier of Gladstone and Cheri (Jerry) Miller of Escanaba; four sons, Michael (Dani) LeBeau of Escanaba, Steve (Becky) LeBeau of Northville, Thom LeBeau of St. Augustine, Fla., and Kevin (Tammy) LeBeau of Rhome, Texas; 26 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Ed is also survived by his sister-in-law, Loretta Skrobiak of Bark River and brother-in-law, John Holochwost of Bark River.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leona; son, Dan; granddaughter, Barb Smith; brothers and sisters, Fred, Joe, Eda, Pearl, Marie, Helen, Hank, Earl and George.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba from 3 to 7 p.m. The Bark River Rheaume-Knauf American Legion Post 438 will have military rites at 5 p.m. Parish prayers will conclude the visitation at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the funeral home Friday morning from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at All Saints Church in Gladstone at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Timock officiating.
Burial will be in the Bark River Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ed's name to the American Legion or the 40 et 8 nursing scholarship.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the LeBeau family with arrangements.