Joseph Willard Leanna

Born: Fri., Oct. 1, 1915
Died: Wed., Sep. 1, 2010

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Joseph Willard “Joe” Leanna, age 94, of Greensboro, Ga. Died Wednesday, September l, 2010. Born October l, 1915, he was the son of the late William Leanna and Alma Olstram Leanna. He grew up and attended school in Wallace, Michigan. In 1936 Joe married Clara Josephine Haulotte in Woodstock, IL and they moved to Dunbar, WI. In 1937 where he was a logger. Along with his wife, Clara, they bought several businesses including the Algonquin Hotel in Pembine, WI. Which they ran for many years and with their dedication to their work were able to make these businesses very successful. When he sold the hotel he partially retired and bought a part ownership in the Four Seasons Country Club in WI; and enjoyed his pass time playing golf and being the greens keeper at the club. In 2000 Joe and Clara moved to Madison and Greensboro. In 2005 Joe moved into Willow Run where he met many wonderful folks and was happy there. He was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church. He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Leanna O’Neill and husband John of Greensboro, Ga. Two sons, Robert Leanna and wife Janice of Marietta, Ga. and Larry Leanna and wife Cathy of Milwaukee, WI. A brother Bob Leanna of Pembine, WI; seven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Haulotte Leanna on February 20, 2003: two great grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Barker, and Bradley Christopher Clanton, brothers Guy Leanna, Ray Leanna, and Bill Leanna. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Ga. 30642 with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. The family asks that you join them in the parish hall, lower level of the church for a brunch following the service. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706)453-1616, is in charge of arrangements.

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Marvin and Nola Leanna
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
We extend our sincere sympathy to Bob, Marilyn, and Larry, and to all their families at this sad time. Joe and Clara were one in a million!

Jane & Wally
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
We loved Joe. He made our lives so much richer. We have so many wonderful memories of Joe and Clara. He will be missed and life will be a little dimmer without Joe in it. He was surely blessed to have such a wonderful and caring family who always put his wishes first. Love, Jane & Wally

Betty Roper
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
Sorry to hear of your father's passing but I know that you have many happy memories of him to sustain you through this difficult time. Love, Betty

stephanie
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
Papa Joe we love and miss you very much. Your were a great - great grandpa to me and a great - great great grandpa to haley and danica. Say hi to Grandma Clara for us. Love You Stephanie, Harper, Haley and Danica.

RICHARD & TAMIE
   Posted Sun September 05, 2010
WISH WE WERE THERE WITH YOU LOVE YOU ALL.

Ginger & Glenn Rocker
   Posted Mon September 06, 2010
I remember the first time I met Mr. Joe. Granny had told me about a sweet man who sat at her table and hung out in the beauty shop when she was getting her hair done. She asked me to go with her to meet him. I instantly liked him and would tease her about him as being her beau. She would just giggle. Marilyn, you were always so very thoughtful and sweet to invite Louise to your home along with Joe. She enjoyed those visits. We will all miss Mr. Joe. Love, Ginger & Glenn Rocker

FRED & JANICE WENDT
   Posted Tue September 07, 2010
BEING WITH JOE ALWAYS BROUGHT A SMILE TO THOES AROUND HIM. A JOY TO BE WITH. WE WERE FORTUNATE TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM AND HEAR HIS STORIES. OUR LOVE TO HIS FAMILY. FRED AND JANICE

Claude Willis
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
I remember Joe and Clara and family from the Algonquin Hotel in Pembine. Me and Larry were buddies, and I spent a lot of time with the Leanna's. They were like family to me, I have many good memories, I will never forget them, when it comes to greatness qualities, they were the tops for me. Bon Voyage