John Thomas Leonard IV, age 69 of the Twins Cities, formerly of Hudson, FL, passed away April 10, 2021. A celebration of life was held at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation in Shakopee, MN on Tuesday, April 2o, 2021. Family and friends can watch a recording of the service at the following link: John Leonard IV Funeral Service.
On February 8, 1952 parents John and Carol (Dyer) Leonard celebrated the birth of their first child, John. Along with his siblings, John grew up in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul. He was always protecting his younger siblings.
Following his graduation from Highland Park Senior High School, John entered the work force. His career as a product manager in the automotive industry took him and his family too numerous states. For many years, the family lived in Ohio and later returned to Minnesota.
From a young age, John was an avid sports fan. When he wasn’t playing baseball, he was sure to be watching it! Throughout life, John supported Minnesota sports. His knowledge of sports facts was unparalleled. In his free time, John also enjoyed grilling, listening to any and all music, and spending time with his grandchildren.
John is survived by his children, Erin Leonard and John (Becky) Leonard; grandchildren, Sophia, Easton, Bentley, Jameson, and a granddaughter arriving soon in May; siblings, Steve (Becky) Leonard, Sue (Dave) Barnier, Mary (Joe) Leonard Anderson; other loving relatives and friends.
John is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Leonard, and his parents.Print Obituary & Condolences