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 Leroy Edward Dankel

Leroy Edward Dankel

Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Mar 1998 (aged 53)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes in possession of his wife
Memorial ID 26066707 · View Source
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Lee, as he preferred to be called, was a hardworking and honest man. Drafted to the Army in 1967, he served our country in Vietnam as a Field Wireman for nearly 2 years. He married Celeste Gassel in 1972 and together they made a home in South St. Louis City. Lee became a lithographer with the Graphic Arts Union. In 1977, son Jason Lee was born. In 1981 another son, Christopher Lee, followed.

Illness began to take over most of his physical ability in the last years of his life, but he was as mentally sound as ever. Diabetes had developed and eventually led to blindness. Slowly, scores of other diseases crept in. It was discovered that exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam was likely the cause of his illnesses.

At the much-too-young age of 53, Lee died on March 4, 1998 while at the hospital receiving routine tests. His death certificate lists chronic obstructive lung disease as the official cause.

Lee was survived by his wife, sons, extended family, and many friends. He was also survived by his faithful seeing-eye dog, Beauty, who passed away seven years after her master in 2005. She, like the rest of those who loved him, was never quite the same after his loss.

In 2003, Lee's son Jason got married and started a family of his own. His daughter-in-law Kat, grandson Myles Xavier, and granddaughter Lydia Marinne Elaine wish they could have been lucky enough to meet him.

He is missed every day.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leroy Edward Dankel (28 Jun 1944–4 Mar 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26066707, ; Maintained by Kat D. (contributor 46514342) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes in possession of his wife.