Obituary of Leon Edward Pankratz
Leon Edward Pankratz, 84, of Spencer, passed away Friday, March 24, 2023, at the Marshfield Medical Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30AM on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer with Rev Barry Saylor officiating. Burial will follow in West Spencer Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday at the church in Spencer from 9:30AM-11:30AM.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Spencer Cook, Grace Pankratz, Hannah Pankratz, Garrett Cook, Alison Pankratz, Aaron Pankratz, and Megan Pankratz.
Leon was born on March 4, 1939 in Marshfield to Edward and Lola Pankratz. He attended Milladore Grade School and PJ Jacobs High School in Stevens Point, graduating in 1957. Following he attended technical school. Leon married Carole (Buelow), June 11, 1960 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Junction City, WI. They were proud parents of Mike, Pam, and Kevin.
Leon worked for Oscar Boldt Company, Appleton, WI and Evinrude Motors, Manawa, WI before moving to Spencer in 1972 where he worked for Wick Building Systems, Mazomanie. He later owned F. Maurer Roofing and L&M Metals in Spencer. While he never truly retired, he always found something to keep him busy. During his semi-retirement years, Leon enjoyed gardening, woodworking, tinkering with engines big and small, anything that required a chainsaw, and meeting for morning coffee daily with his pals. His greatest joy was fishing and relaxing with his family at his house on Lake Solberg, Phillips.
Leon is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Carole Pankratz of Spencer, and their three children: Mike (Ann) Pankratz, Spencer, Pam (Brad Cook), Alpharetta, GA, Kevin (friend Dawn) Pankratz, Spencer. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, two sisters: Donna Haasl, Milladore and Joyce Kupsch, Stone Lake.
If desired, the family is accepting memorials in Leon’s name for a charity yet to be determined.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolencesTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Leon Pankratz, please visit Tribute Store
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