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James Kermit Leonard

February 18, 1948 — April 23, 2021

James Kermit Leonard, 73, of Portland, Oregon passed away April 23, 2021 at his home in Portland. Jim was born in Portland on February 18, 1948.
He graduated from Garrison High School in 1966 and enjoyed many outdoor activities and sports activities especially during his high school years in Garrison. Jim attended the University of North Dakota for several years before joining the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged from the Navy.
Jim spent many summers during high school and college helping his late Uncle Klane and Aunt Getha Leonard, on their ranch near Bassett, Nebraska along with many of his childhood years with his grandparents in Bassett.
He later attended the Horst Mager Culinary Institute in Portland. He worked as a baker in the catering service for the University of Portland for over 30 years. He was a phenomenal baker and loved cooking.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Kermit Leonard, MD, and Francine Leonard formerly of Garrison, ND. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Bruce Leonard of Houston, Texas along with other family members.

Memorial Graveside Services will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors to be conducted by Bassett American Legion Post #123. Pastor Dennis Quigley will officiate at the service. Memorials are suggested to the family in Jim’s name.
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Friday, August 20, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery

, Bassett, NE 68714

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