Leonard Charles Metcalf

December 13th, 1919February 9th, 2019

Leonard Charles Metcalf, 99, of Belfour Retirement Community in Louisville, Colorado, died on February 9, 2019, at The Wellshire at Belfour Skilled Nursing Facility in Louisville, Colorado.

After cremation, internment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa, at a date yet to be determined.

Leonard was born on December 13, 1919, in Dubuque, Iowa.  He was the son of Gilbert G. and Emma Metcalf of Dubuque, Iowa, where he was raised.  Leonard served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Alywin DD 355 in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. After honorable discharge, he later returned to Dubuque and worked with his father as an electrical contractor in the family business, Metcalf Electric Service.

Leonard married Bertille T. Heiberger on August 6, 1949, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque. They lived in Dubuque and later owned and operated Metcalf Electric Service and raised their nine children.  Leonard and Bertille celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 1999.

Surviving are two sons, Bill (Vincie) Metcalf of Bettendorf, Iowa; Gil Metcalf of New Mexico; four daughters, Barbara (Daniel) Callan of Vonore, TN; Bonnie Metcalf of Rochester, MN.; Madonna (Kris) Metcalf of St. Petersburg, FL.; Terri (Michael) Schantz of Louisville CO.; fourteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Bertille in September 1999; three sons, Charles in June 1973; Leonard Jr. in January 1988; Michael in May 2001; and his brother John Metcalf.

Leonard was a very hard-working individual and was particularly proud of his military service.  He enjoyed a long, eventful retirement in Arizona, Tennessee, and Colorado.

Memorials may be made to his hospice team at TRU Community Care, 2594 Trailridge Drive, East Lafayette, CO 80026 or on line at www.trucare.org

 

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I'm deeply saddened by hearing of Lenny's passing. Literally spending countless hours at the Metcalf home growing up, I always looked up to Lenny and Bertille as fine and decent people. I have countless memories of Lenny and his family. God bless him, Pat
Dear Gill,Terry and family,Sorry to hear of Lennys passing.He was a great man,and will be deeply missed.My prayers and thoughts are with you guys.TAKE CARE AND GOD SPEED.Deeply saddened,Peter Herrig.
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