Obituary of Leonard FERGUSON
Leonard J. FERGUSON, 90, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.
Born July 25, 1926, in Osawatomie, KS, he was the son of Leonard and Dessie Bell Hadsall Ferguson.
A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre.
On March 4, 1950, in Bentonville, AR, he married the former Geraldine Marie Kline, who predeceased him on October 19, 1980.
On April 7, 1984, in West Pike, PA, he married the former Joanne “Joni” Herbert, who predeceased him on April 9, 2006.
He was employed by H.E. Salzberg Co., Inc. as a machinist and later as general superintendent for the Wellsville Addison Galeton railroad.
Leonard served as president of the Galeton School Board. He attended the West Pike Baptist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Osawatomie, KS, the VFW, and Galeton Rotary.
Surviving are: a son, Randy (Tammi) Ferguson of Gaines, PA; two grandchildren, Craig Ferguson and Amanda Golec; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Erika, and Aiden; a step-daughter, Lorraine “Lorrie” Sharp; two step-grandchildren, Christopher Misechok and Kathryn Misechok; a sister, Thelma Landers of Osawatomie, KS; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. In addition to his first wife and his second wife, he was predeceased by three brothers, William, Thomas, and Donald.
Friends may call Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the West Pike Baptist Church, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded at the church by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
A graveside service with military rites will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS.
Memorials may be made to Honor Flight, Inc., Attn: Diane Gresse, 175 South Tuttle Road, Springfield, OH 45505 or online at www.honorflight.org.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
Online condolences may be expresses at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.