Funeral services were held at St. Thomas Church Monday morning for LeRoy C. O’Leary, 25, Marine veteran who died last Thursday [February 24, 1949] in the Veterans’ hospital, Des Moines, after an illness.
O’Leary was born in Chicago Oct. 31, 1923, and was married March 26, 1945, to Juanita Kliegl. He had been ill since October and was a student at Grinnell College, Grinnell, until illness forced him to enter the hospital.
While he had not been a longtime resident of Cylinder, he had spent considerable time there and had many friends in the town. He served four and a half years with the Marine Corps during the war.
Survivors include his wife, a son, Michael, 3; his mother, Mrs. Margaret O’Leary, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Haley and Mrs. Joseph Smith, and a brother Charles O’Leary, all of Chicago. He was a member of the American Legion post at Grinnell and military rites were conducted at the funeral.