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Leo O. Lake, age 92, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011.
He was born in Mecosta County, Michigan, the second oldest of nine children of Milton J. and Sarah Ruth (Main) Lake.
He was a graduate of Western Michigan College. He subsequently lived in Kalamazoo for many years, where he worked as a chemist in the paper industry.
He moved to Grand Rapids in 1998.
Leo was predeceased by his first wife, Marian Jean Lake, in 1996; and by his second wife, Louise Gabe Lake, in 2010.
He is survived by his three children, Leo R. (Mary Beth) Lake, Catherine LakeĀ  Ellsworth and Ellen A. Lake;his four grandchildren, Sara Russsell, Elizabeth Lake, Christopher (Anne) Ellsworth and Bjorn (Tara) Lake; and his three great-grandchildren, Tony Russell, Valerie Russell and Abigail Gilpin Ellsworth.
He is also survived by his brother, L.G. Lake; his brother- in-law, Stanley Abbott; and sisters-in-law, Virginia Lake and Jeannette Lake; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC, 4010 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Grand Rapids on Saturday, May 14.
A private interment will beĀ  held at Riverside Cemetery inKalamazoo at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the local food bank of your choice.
Published on  April 28, 2011
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