Leonard Lee Lorge, 90, of The Villages, FL passed away on February 8th, 2022 at The Villages Regional Hospital. Leonard was born on May 13th, 1931 to his parents, Leonard A. Lorge and Esther L. (Closser) Lorge in New London, WI.
He was a proud veteran of both the US Army and the US National Guard. He was a highly decorated veteran of 35+ years of service. He served in the Korean War, and during the Vietnam era. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer IV. He was involved in helping veterans acquire their lost medals and created shadow/display boxes for the veteran and their families. He also was a great supporter of the Audubon Society. He loved to bird watch, being in nature, writing, assisting families with their genealogy, and so much more.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Linda (Strek) Lorge of 40+ years; daughter, Cheryl Sly; grandson, Christopher Lorge; granddaughter, Tori Lorge Johnson; stepdaughters, Barbara Morgan (Ray), Patty Davis (Jerry), and Mary McMichael; several step-grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Steven Lorge, and Robert Lorge; son in-law, Jack Sly; and granddaughter, Lindsey Lorge.
Pastor Melvin Whittington of Freedom Fellowship Church will officiating a graveside service that is to be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:00PM at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513. In lieu of flowers, please consider a personal donation to your local Veteran’s program/shelters.