LeRoy Marvin BungeJuly 14, 1924 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 93)
LeRoy M Bunge
July 14, 1924 to August 19, 2017
Our Dad is now dancing in heaven with our Mom, showing the angels how it is done.
He was born July 14, 1924 to Roy F and Ivadel M (Hauser) Bunge. He attended grade school at Whiteford Center then graduated from Lambertville High School in 1941.
Baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Ottawa Lake. He moved his family to St. Michael Lutheran Church, where he was active on the church council, was an usher and greeter. LeRoy served our country in the Army from 1945-1946, stationed in Hawaii as the company clerk. He was employed by Michigan Elevator Exchange for over 30 years, retiring in 1986.
He met the love of his life, Cleo E. Crum in 1947 while dancing at Hickory Park in Ida, MI. They married on August 14, 1948.
Dancing was their passion; they were members of several dance clubs including Swing Fever. They also enjoyed traveling, card playing and camping with the family.
When his children started attending school, he joined a group of local concern citizens to start Whiteford Agricultural School where he served on the school board from 1960 to 1980 as trustee and president.
He was then elected to the Whiteford Township board as Clerk, then Trustee. He served on the Township Zoning Board.
He was an active member of the Bedford Senior Center and RSVP. He delivered Meals on Wheels until his passing.
He is survived by children Cheryl (Henri) Lavimodiere, LeRoy (Diane), Daniel (Rita), Mary Kay, Jerome, Beth (John) Pauli, and Jeffery (Holly), 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
Preceding LeRoy in death were his parents, his wife, granddaughter Tara Bunge and great granddaughter Eliza Bunge.
Family will receive friends at Reeb Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2pm until 8pm. Funeral services will be at St Michael Lutheran Church, Ottawa Lake, MI on Wednesday, August 23rd at 11am, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Whiteford Union.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to either Bedford Senior Center or St. Michael Lutheran Church.