Chesterton Tribune

Leo Mentzer dies at 90

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Leo Mentzer, 90, of Keystone Heights, Fla., passed away Sept. 7, 2008 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, Palatka, Fla. following a long illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife June Mentzer, son, James Mentzer and a granddaughter, Tuesday Mentzer.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hearst, Keystone Heights and Nancy Faust, Latrobe, Pa., one son, Terry Mentzer, of Chesterton, five grandsons and seven great-grand children.

Leo was a retiree of U.S. Steel of Gary, Ind., where he was a welder. He then retired to Keystone Heights, Fla. 30 years ago where he had made a lot of great friends. He will be missed greatly by all of his family and friends. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a WWII Veteran. He was also a Charter Member of AMVETS Post 86 of Keystone Heights where he served as Chaplain for some years.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Chesterton, Ind. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home, Melrose, Fla.



Posted 9/9/2008