Date of death: 3/17/2012

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1957

Born in Fort Wayne, son of Edward A. and Madonna C. (Manier) Leeuw he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Indiana by Bishop Leo A. Pursley D.D. May 25, 1957. His education included Precious Blood Grade School, Fort Wayne, Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, St. Joseph’s College Rensselaer, Indiana University, University of Dayton-Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Notre Dame-Master of Arts Degree, Saint Meinrad School of Theology.Assignments and Apostolates included Associate Pastor St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend 1957-1960, Teacher at St. Joseph’s High School, South Bend 1957-1963, Associate Pastor St. Stephen Church, South Bend 1960-1963, Associate Pastor SS. Peter & Paul Church, Huntington 1963-1965, Principal of Huntington Catholic High School, Huntington 1963-1965, Associate Pastor St. John the Baptist Church, New Haven 1965-1972, Professor of Theology, Philosophy & Social Service, University of St. Francis 1965-1971, College Instructor at Ancilla College, Donaldson and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Fort Wayne 1969-1982, Pastor St. Aloysius Church, Yoder 1972-1985, Chaplain and Department Manager of Pastoral Care, Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla 1985-2011, Chaplain of Canterbury Rehabilitation Center & Nursing Home, 1985-2011, Chaplain of Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne 1987-2011, Chaplain and Staff Employee of VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, 1991 to the present. Special Apostolates included Diocesan Moderator, National Council of Catholic Nurses, South Bend Deanery Moderator of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine 1957-1964, Diocesan Director of Continuning Education of the Clergy 1972-1980, Knights of Columbus Chaplain, Council 1790, Garrett, Faithful Friar. Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa Assemby 2581. Surviving are his brother, Edward A. Leeuw of Columbia City; sister-in-law, Rita Leeuw of Fort Wayne; ten nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Edward A. and Madonna C. Leeuw; brother, Richard Leeuw,Sr.; sister-in -law, Lois Leeuw; niece, Donita; and nephew, David. Mass of Christian Burial was at Queen of Angels Catholic Church 1500 W State Blvd with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades officiating. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 1790 Garrett or Masses. Arrangements by Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mungovanandsons.comFrom