Leon Frederick Wellemeyer, 92, Huntingburg

Leon WellemeyerLeon Frederick Wellemeyer, 92, of Huntingburg, died Friday (August 29) at The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center in Huntingburg. He was born in Holland September 11, 1921, to Edward and Naomi (Weitkamp) Wellemeyer. He married Carolyn Lukemeyer in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York.

Leon graduated from Holland High School and the Indiana School of Mortuary Science. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan, Okinawa, and Japan. He worked with the Western-Southern Insurance Company for 30 years as an agent and manager. After retirement, he worked for Holland National Bank and German American Bank for over 25 years. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Huntingburg, where he served in many capacities; was a member of the Huntingburg Kiwanis Club for over 50 years and served as club president, and served on the board of the Huntingburg Library for 16 years. He was a member of the Huntingburg Country Club, American Legion, V.F.W., Y.M.I. Club, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Hadi Shrine. He enjoyed all sports and working on his pecan farm.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Carolyn Wellemeyer; two sons, Mike Wellemeyer and wife Lynda, Prospect, Kentucky, and John Wellemeyer and wife Elaine, Evansville; one daughter, Marcia Scales and husband Ralph, Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren,
Jeff, Todd, Kyle, Jennifer, Juli, Greg and Jill; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Wellemeyer, and one sister, Betty French.

Services at 2 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg followed by burial of his cremains in Fairmount Cemetery. Pastor Lee Campbell will officiate at the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Memorial Detail. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Huntingburg United Methodist Church or to the Huntingburg Stellar Project. The family would like to thank all those who helped as Leon battled the disease of depression. Support from the Waters of Huntingburg, various medical personnel, and his friends was needed and truly appreciated. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com.

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