Leonard D. Satterly

Leonard David Satterly, a devoted, husband, father, grandfather and brother, went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2018. Leonard, 73, was born February 15, 1945 in Battle Creek to David and Verna (Carey) Satterly. While riding the school bus Leonard met Hazel Gilson, who later became his wife, and together they created their legacy. Leonard was a workaholic, starting at age 13 to help support his family. He worked as a painter for Fisher Body, retiring in 1997. He also worked for Cook Heating. John Deere tractors were a big part of Leonard’s life, whether it was repairing or restoring them, each and every one had its own story. Monday mornings will never be the same without the coffee club meeting in Leonard’s barn office. Leonard enjoyed packing the Army tent and heading to Lake Stanton for family camping trips. Above all, Leonard loved others and would give the shirt off his back for other people. His biggest enjoyment in life was his family. 

Leonard is survived by his loving family; wife, Hazel; children, Leonard D. (Tara) Satterly Jr., Dawn E. (Ronald P.) Kauffman, and Michael F. Satterly; grandchildren, Stephan Satterly, Sean (Brittany) Satterly, Jalesa (Zachary) Raymer, Ronald D. (Danielle) Kauffman, Brian (Kristin) Satterly, and Cassandra (Timothy) Haney; great-grandchildren, Drake Campbell, Deegan Campbell, Dayne Campbell, Ashlyn Manshum, Jackson Manshum, Kamden Satterly, Emerson Satterly, Brezlyn Satterly, Brinley Haney, Ryleigh Raymer, Rhys Raymer, and Rozlynn Raymer; brothers, Norris (Hazel) Satterly, Byron (Pam) Satterly, Chris (Linda) Satterly, and Larry (Jan) Mahan. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, and step-mother, Ella Norris. 

Leonard’s family is planning a celebration of his life Spring of 2019. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Leonard on his tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.