age 74 of Algonac, MI. died September 14, 2014 in his home. He was born November 2, 1939 in Detroit, MI. He married Carol A. Kelley on February 16, 1963 in Detroit, MI.
Leroy retired from Chevrolet Gear & Axle Detroit, in 1992 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, tending his yard, his car, old western movies, and the casino.
Mr. Ponke is survived by his wife Carol, children David (Lisa) Ponke, Steven (Dawn) Ponke, Kelly (Jeff) Osterland, and Lee Roy Ponke, grandchildren Abby Osterland, Sara Osterland, Alex Ponke, Tegan Ponke, and Emily Ponke.
A memorial funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday September 27, 2014 in the Our Lady on the River Parish St. Catherines Catholic Church, Algonac. Family members will begin receiving family and friends at 10:30 AM Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to family wishes. Arrangements by the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac.