Leo F. Groleau, age 81, of 425 Wells Street; Nahma, died Saturday, November 24th, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Since November 19th, he was a patient at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Leo was born April 28th, 1926 at the family home in St. Jacques, the son of Omer and Florestine (Sabourin) Groleau and was a lifelong resident of the St. Jacques, Ogontz, and Nahma areas.
In July of 1944, he entered military service with the Army Air Corps serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Leo was honorably discharged in August of 1946 and returned to Delta County and later became a member of the Rapid River American Legion Walter W. Cole Post #301 of Rapid River. He was united in marriage to the former Meryle A. Johnston on September 26th, 1959 in
Escanaba and together raised five children.
Work was always important and satisfying part of his life and always enjoyed being busy. In earlier years, Leo was engaged in farming and later was employed in trucking and construction and was a long-time member of the Teamster Union Local #324 of Escanaba. Leo also worked in the logging industry as well for a number of years.
Gardening, hunting, and tapping maple trees were several of his enjoyments. Feeding wildlife of all kinds, especially deer, birds, and squirrels was one of his most enthusiastic past-times.
In addition, reading; playing cards, word search games, watching the