Wallace A. "Wally" Leatherman

Born: Wed., Jul. 18, 1934
Died: Sat., Mar. 2, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 07, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Mar. 07, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Wallace A. “Wally” Leatherman

July 18, 1934 – March 2, 2013


Wallace A. Leatherman, 78, of South Bend died Saturday March 2, 2013 in Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 18, 1934 in Illinois to the late Joseph W. and Viola (Cramm) Leatherman.  On January 26, 1973 in South Bend he married Charlotte McCauley who survives along with his son Joe Leatherman (Renee) of South Bend, step daughters Cheryl Harris of Osceola and Deborah Wagner of South Bend, and step son Craig Wagner of Hooper, CO. 6 grandchildren Brett and Tara Leatherman, Dustin Nagy, Christian, Daniel, Rachael Kohler, also surviving to cherish his memory are a niece Christine and nephew Rob Leatherman. He was preceded in death by his siblings Delores and Allan Leatherman,  Wally graduated from Riley High school and went on to serve in the United States Army in Korea. After his honorable discharge he began his working career as a carpenter and owned his own construction company Leatherman construction and eventually he retired from Hickey Construction Co. as a hardwood Finisher.  He spent many enjoyable hours on his woodworking projects which he loved.  He was an extremely loving, caring husband, father and grandfather.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 7, 2013 in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North 17033 Cleveland Rd.  Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services in the Funeral Home.  In Lieu of flowers memorials in Wally’s memory may be made to the Lung Association.

E-mail condolences may be made at www.welsheimer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Wallace's memory to the following organization:

American Lung Association of Indiana
115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180- South, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Jeffrey T. Turner, DDS and Team
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Wally, you will be truly missed. You were always a ray of sunshine coming into our office. You and your family are truly valued patients of our office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Charlotte and your family.
Jeffrey Turner, DDS and your dental family

Peter J Mikulak
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Dear Joe and Leatherman Family:

So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad (he built our house in 1971 on Helvie Dr). Its hard to believe that so much time has passed.

Your Clay Classmate---Pete

(PS--Still remember 8th Grade Study Hall and your infected finger).