• celebration of Life

    Oct 2, 2021, 12:00 PM Europe/Athens

Memorial Created By
Lori Schmiege

Leonard Emil Schmiege

May 29, 1936 - August 09, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Leonard Emil Schmiege. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Leonard Schmiege was born to Bertha and Albert Schmiege in a Brady Township Michigan.  He was 15 years younger than his next sibling and it showed in his mischief. He loved showing sheep and won many awards and ribbons at the Michigan State Fair through the 4-H Program.  He attended Michigan State University but before graduating he went to Pakistan in a pre-peace-corp capacity and taught locals farming.  This far away land appealed to...  see more
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  • Martin Thomerson
    Every day I think of my friend Len and still almost feel I am next to him, all the way from the UK. He made an enormous impact on me together with Lorraine, since they both befriended me, gave me shelter whenever I was in Greece and were always the most...  more
  • Ray Vickery
    Leonard was a wonderful human being and a great friend. My wife Ann and I and our whole family are devastated by his passing. He was a great mentor to our older son Morgan and was godfather to our younger son Philip.

    Leonard and I first met in the...  more
  • Lucy Gonzalez
  • Alistair Cameron
    Leonard and my father Derek worked together for many years in Monrovia, Liberia. Sharing a love for entrepreneurship and a "walk on the wild side" they were well suited to work together. As a 4 year old kid, I fondly recall Leonards kindness in taking...  more
  • Alistair Cameron
  • Lisa Sloan
    I loved how my dad loved my mom.
  • Ray Vickery
  • Lori Schmiege
    My dad could fit in anywhere. He could talk to anyone and communicate well, even if he didn't know the language. There was always a connection. Sometimes you have to dress the part.
  • Julie Fletcher
    Lorraine, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you travel through your grief. I only met Leonard once but it was obvious how much he loved his family and how much you all loved him. I was struct by his pride in your artistic ability....  more
  • Monte Schmiege
  • Lori Schmiege
    Here are some pictures of happy days with our dad.
  • Lori Schmiege