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Leon F. VanEden

October 15, 1936 September 2, 2019
Leon F. VanEden
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Obituary for Leon F. VanEden

Leon F. VanEden died September 2, 2019. He was 82 years old. Leon was born on October 15, 1936 in Detroit to parents, Martha DeLeeuw and Frank VanEden.

Leon married the love of his life, JoAnn Groth on April 14, 1956; a marriage that would span 63 years. Leon worked as a project engineer for General Motors and retired after 63 years. He received the Boss Kettering Award, helped design the GM Avalanche, and was a part of four different patents. Aside from work, Leon enjoyed hunting, traveling, and spending summers up north at his family cottage. He will be greatly missed.

Leon is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, JoAnn and his loving children, Lee (April) VanEden and David VanEden. He is also survived by his cherished grandson, Garrett, his dear sister, Mary Louise (Richard) Polanecki, his niece, Lynn (Tom) Crowell, and his cousin, Ed (Helen) VanRossen.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, Michigan (Between 14-15 Mile Roads) on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4-8pm.


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