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Leon A. Powell age 81 of Cedar Springs, died Monday, April 20, 2020 in Zephyrhills Florida. Leon was born June 22, 1938 in Rockford, MI the son of Wendell and Alma (Nickolai) Powell. He was one of ten children and third oldest. Leon graduated from Rockford High School in 1956 where he loved participating in football, basketball and baseball. He was even scouted and tried out for the Detroit Tigers. Leon worked at Michigan Bell (AT&T) for 35 years. Leon’s true passion in life was farming his 100 acre farm with his loving wife. Some of the other things he enjoyed were spending time with his family, going dancing with Marilyn, attending his family’s events, traveling and playing cards with his friends. Leon was an avid Michigan State and Detroit Tiger fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Alma; his brothers, Richard, Ed and Lyle; his sisters, Joyce and Beth. Leon is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Marilyn (Heiss); children, Mark (Marcia) Powell, Lori (Dan) Dunham, Jeffery (Janet) Powell, Terese (Eric) Hessler, Michelle (Pelle) Kvalsund; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will hold a private burial in Solon Township Cemetery, Cedar Springs. A memorial will be held at a later date. In memory of Leon, please consider memorial contributions to Gulfside Hospice Care Service, 2061 Collier Blvd., Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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