September 11, 2012
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.