Submitted by Dan Rich
Leroy A. Woodruff
June 11, 1926 Feb. 18, 1980
South Bend Tribune 2/19/1980
Leroy A. Woodruff, 53, of 1312 E. 7th, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a one-year illness. He was a hospital patient for four days.
A Mishawaka native and lifetime resident, he was born on June 11, 1926. He was employed at Black-Casteel Construction Corp., South Bend, as a construction worker.
He is survived by his wife, the former Betty J. Hesch, whom he married in Mishawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Max Finn of Mishawaka; a step-daughter, Tina Hesch, at home; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Bashman of North Liberty, and five brothers, Charles of South Bend and Robert, John, Gene and Bill, all of Mishawaka. A sister, Mrs. Ester Gill, and a brother, Kenneth Woodruff, preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Bubb Funeral Chapel.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 360, and belonged to the American Legion Post 161 and the Construction Workers Union Local 645.