Leo Garner Thrall
August 21, 1923 - September 12, 2020
Visitation for Leo will take place from 12:00 Noon until the time of the ceremony at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 407 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739
Funeral ceremony for Leo will take place at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 407 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739. Reverend Dean Muhle will officiate. Interment will follow in Esmond Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, Michigan with military honors by the Hale Area Honor Guard.
Leo Garner Thrall, age 97, of Hale, Michigan passed away Saturday morning, September 12, 2020 at Hale Creek Manor in Hale, Michigan.
Leo was born August 21, 1923 in Charlotte, Michigan to the late George Henry and Mabel A. (Bolock) Thrall. He graduated high school and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps on December 4, 1942. He was a photographic laboratory technician until his honorable discharge on January 2, 1946. Leo married the former Meda Ellen Willis on May 12, 1949 and together raised two children, Steve and Ann. During his working years, Leo was a photogrammeter taking and developing aerial photographs of the landscape and established road systems to carve new roads or improve existing roads for the State Highway Department. In his spare time, Leo collected coins, enjoyed crafting, travelling to “up north” cottages, working different projects around the house or cottage, and most definitely spending time with family and friends. He was known to not miss an event or activity if able for one of his grandchildren or great grandchildren. In 2005, Leo and Meda moved to the Hale area to be closer to family during their prime retirement years. They were the first residents of Hale Creek Manor and Leo was the longest resident to date.
Leo is survived by his children, Steve (Judy) Thrall of St. Charles, Michigan, Ann (Bruce) Bernard of Hale, Michigan; grandchildren, Christopher Bernard of Hale, Michigan, Douglas (Julie) Bernard of Hale, Michigan, Anna Thrall of Webberville, Michigan, and Ed (Mary) Lynes of Saginaw, Michigan; great grandchildren, Brenden Bernard, Chloe Bernard, Erica Bernard, Sean Bernard, Ellie Bernard, Caydence Rager, Gavin Rager, Landen Rager, and Macee Lynes; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by his wife, Meda Ellen Thrall on March 5, 2016; brother Harold Thrall; sisters, Genevieve Town and Evelyn Cameron.
Visitation for Leo will take place from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 407 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan. Funeral ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dean Muhle officiating. Interment will follow in Esmond Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, Michigan with military honors by the Hale Area Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hale Creek Manor, 3191 M-65, Hale, Michigan 48739. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hale Creek Manor, 3191 M-65, Hale, Michigan 48739.
Esmond Evergreen Cemetery, Hale, Michigan