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Obituary for Leon Donald May

Leon Donald May, of Portland, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at the age of 80. He was born February 23, 1938, the twelfth of thirteen children to William E. and Anna (Bohr) May. Leon was a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Fr. Godez Assembly. He retired after 32 years of service at General Motors. Leon loved to farm and in his later years he enjoyed gardening as well.

Preceding Leon in death are his parents; son, Phillip May; daughter-in-law, Dorothy May; and all of his siblings. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Jeri; children, Ron May, LeAnn (Dan) Main, Steven May, and Luke (Holly) May; daughter-in-law, Heidi May; grandchildren, Tyler (Erica) May, Shaina May (Tony), Ashley Main (Andrew), Sarah, Jared, and Chelsea Main, Erin, Will, and Amanda May, Bryan, Andrew, Heather May (Ridge), and Ethan May; and eight great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

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