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Leon Fowler Wilber
Birth: Sep. 27, 1907
River Rouge
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1978
Ann Arbor
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA

Leon is the son of Chauncey Leon & Neva Minerva Adeline Fowler Wilber. He married Cora Ross April 30, 1929 and they had three children, James Howard (1932-1983), Leon Edwin "Skip", & Doris Jean. He married a second time to Leota "Florence" Clark, May 5, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio. They had one daughter, Betty Joan.
Obituary, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Nov 23, 1978
Wilber, Leon F. of 205 E. Elm St, Wamplers Lake, Brooklyn, passed away in Ann Arbor, November 22, 1978, aged 71 years. Surviving are his wife Florence, two sons, James of Alburquerque, New Mexico, Edwin of Santa Anna, California, two daughters, Joan Pierson of Westland, Michigan, Doris McHugh of Redford, Michigan, 19 grandchildren, one great grandchild. He was a member of F. & A.M. Pyramid Lodge of Detroit; D.A.V. Marvin King Chapter; All Saints Episcopal Church Funeral services will be at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, 1:00 p.m. Saturday. The Reverend Richard Wilds officiating. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Clinton followed by Military graveside services.

Visitation at the Braun Bros. Funeral Home, Brooklyn, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Masonic at the funeral home, Friday 7 p.m.

He served his country in the US Army during World War II and TAPS were played graveside.

Leon was employed for 46 years at Grinnell Brothers as Organ Service Manager. SEE STORY BY CLICKING ON PHOTO Our first organ was a pump organ and although he could build an organ from scratch he was tone deaf. He would play by reading music but could not tell if he was hitting a wrong note. He always wanted me to play the organ for him and his favorite song was Home on the Range. As a young man, Leon was hired by Henry Ford to be his personal organ repair man when Henry purchased his first organ from Grinnell's. He also had an opportunity around 1941 to be a co-owner of a new company called RCA for $600. He chose to buy a house instead - always thinking of his family first. He loved to barbecue chicken on the grill and also loved to fish.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Chauncey Leon Wilber (1885 - 1956)
  Neva Minerva Adeline Fowler Wilber (1888 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Leota Florence Clark Wilber (1913 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  James Howard Wilber (1932 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lois Eleanor Wilber Reaume (1906 - 1990)*
  Leon Fowler Wilber (1907 - 1978)
  Richard T. Wilber (1910 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Clinton
Lenawee County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Betty Joan Cogan
Record added: Jan 27, 2008
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Leon Fowler Wilber
Added by: Betty Joan Cogan
 
Leon Fowler Wilber
Added by: Betty Joan Cogan
 
Leon Fowler Wilber
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Added by: Linda Franks
 
 
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US Army, WWII - Thank you Dad for your service to our country.
- Joanie
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
Rest in peace. Thank you for serving our country.
- Keith Larzelere
 Added: Jun. 20, 2011
These "Forget-Me-Nots" remind me of Grandpa, as I cherish all the great and FUNNY memories of Grandpa!!! I have and will not forget my Grandpa and I know he watches over me!Love Your Granddaughter, Linda Lee
- Linda Lee
 Added: Apr. 29, 2008
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