Leonard Joseph Deranleau

September 11, 2012

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Leonard Deranleau

Leonard Joseph Deranleau, age 91, of Gold Bar (formerly of Issaquah), passed away Sept. 3, 2012, at Valley General Hospital in Monroe.

Leonard was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. He was raised in Ellensburg, graduating from Ellensburg High School in 1940.

Leonard joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942, serving in combat during World War II. He was discharged after three years of service, during which he was held as a prisoner of war.

Leonard married Amy Patterson, of Ellensburg, in 1946, and fathered five children. He owned the bowling alley in Ellensburg in the late ‘40s.

In 1952, he moved to Issaquah, where he was a residential brick and stonemason until the mid-80s. Leonard and Amy retired to Gold Bar, where he enjoyed gardening and was active in the Seattle and Evergreen Chapters of American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Everett Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his devoted wife Alma; children David Bodine, of Boise, Idaho, Connie Clemmens, of Portland, Ore., Dean Deranleau, of Auburn, and Jill Dahm, of Billings, Mont.; his sisters Daphne Hull and Ileen Schultz, both of Pasco; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was Sept. 10, 2012, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way. A committal service with military honors followed at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

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