Karl William Leonards

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 11 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iota, Louisiana for Karl William Leonards, 41, who died on Monday, December 12, 2011 at Baton Rouge General Hospital. Karl was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.

Father Mikel Polson, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Wednesday, December 14, 2011, from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. and Thursday from 8 A.M. to time of the funeral mass. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery in Roberts Cove.

Karl is survived by his parents, Lawrence W. and Carol D. Leonards of Crowley, his twin brother, Kenneth C. Leonards and wife Tonya of Crowley, his sister, Lisa L. Turner and husband, Guy, of Iota, and his brother, Bryan L. Leonards, and wife Nancy of Crowley. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Abigail and Grant Leonards, Grace, Emma, and Christian Leonards, and Layne Turner.

Karl was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dischler of Iota, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Leonards of Crowley.

Karl was a very humble man who always had a smile on his face and kind words about everyone. He was devoted to his family and friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Karl was a graduate of LSU and proudly wore the colors purple and gold.

Pallbearers will be Grant Leonards, Donald Leonards, Keith Chisholm, Kurt Chisholm, Craig Hoffpauir, and Richard Miller. Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Soileau, Guy LaFleur, Mark Walker, Layne Turner, Christian Leonards and James Leonards.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis School in Iota, LA in Karl’s name.

Condolences may be sent to the family by www.geesey-ferguson.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley

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