ELKHART -- Leonard J. Higgins, 84, of Elkhart died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday (May 17, 2008) in Woodlawn Manor.
He was born July 12, 1923, in Union City, Pa., to Earl E. and Lillian V. (Bartholme) Higgins. On Feb. 27, 1946, he married Evelyn Johnstone in Erie, Pa.
She survives along with four daughters, Linda (Jerry) Boyer of Angola, Jane Higgins and Judith (Michael) Cudowski, both of Elkhart, and Lisa (Drew) Duncan of Louisville, Ky.; one son, James (Cecelie) of Dallas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bette Heron of Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Higgins was a graduate of Academy High School in Erie and a member of St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church, Bristol. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had worked at Domore Chair Co. for 39 years, retiring as a service manager in 1986.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place, with burial in Rice Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart.
Memorials may be given to the Red Cross or Salvation Army. Visit www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com to send online condolences.