We’ve Moved! 400 Hammond Road West

Leon Mehigh

February 1, 1962 - September 17, 2018
South Boardman, MI



Sunday, September 30, 2018
3:00 PM EDT
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 Hammond Road West
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034

Family will greet friends starting at 2:30pm.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Gina Eckerdt - Go Fund Me

To help with expenses.

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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
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Life Story / Obituary


Leon C. Mehigh III, passed away on Sept 17, 2018. He died at home from sudden massive heart attack. Leon was born to Leon C. Mehigh II and Barbara (Duell) Mehigh on Feb. 1, 1962 in Owosso, Mi. He was raised on a farm in Perry, Mi. until the age of 10 when the family moved north to Interlochen. After his schooling he worked with his father at his sawmill. Together they would gather logs to saw into boards and fill the orders needed as they came in. After the sawmill caught fire and burned to the ground, Lee worked at Carpenter Enterprises for several years as a machinist. When that ended he worked for Shoreline Fruit until he needed to retire. Lee always had the love to work with wood within him, from cutting fire wood to building shelves, and helping others. One thing Lee loved was music. Loud and heavy was best. He would often get out his guitar and play with a special nephew, Joshua. Another hobby he loved was gardening, which he picked up from his father. Lee had a green thumb and despite the sandy soil, he made things grow and had a beautiful garden and yard. Cooking, it was his favorite. He made our family Easter dinner. Fabulous, but he didn't count heads; we were crammed in and hot! A well prepared kitchen makes for a well prepared cook and Leon had an impressive collection of cookbooks. He also had so many kitchen appliances I don't think he had time to use them all. Leon liked his utensils. He had every kind you've ever seen and one you haven't to include knives, a big box of sharp knives. Nobody needs that many knives! Lee's favorite was to make his moms mac and cheese. Only difference is Lee's had a bit more cheese. We all feel a little robbed of time. You went too soon. We were not ready for this. Of course we will get through it but it gets harder every time. You know our hearts are heavy, last Sept. we still counted five; Now three. We love you with our very lives, Gina, Laurie, Donna. Leon is survived by three sisters, Gina (Loren) Eckerdt of Traverse City, Laurie (Thomas) Sisco of Kinglsey and Donna Smith of Grawn. Also 7 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews. Several cousins too. Leon was lucky to have that one very best friend. The one who was always there for him and had a truck. Richard (Murph) Murphy - you meant so much to him and our whole family. Thank you. Leon was preceded in death by his parents Leon and Barbara Mehigh. He lost his sister Cynthia, last September and his great-nephew Josef last December, many Aunts and Uncles and several cousins.

Memorial contributions to help defray costs may be directed to his sister, Gina Eckerdt at https://www.gofundme.com/jpqft9-funeral-for-lee. Please sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.