Leonard J. Grabow – Colonel, United States Army Reserve

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Lawyer. Skier. Father. Leonard J. Grabow managed to do all those and then some. “Dad did everything. He enjoyed life. Nothing stopped him,” said his daughter, Marcia.

Mr. Grabow died Saturday, December 13, 1997, in Wood River Medical Center in Hailey, Idaho. He was born October 27, 1914, in Detroit and received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and law degree from the University of Detroit Law School.

In 1941, he entered World War II as a private first class and later was promoted to tank officer in the eighth armored division. At the end of war, he served as a U.S. Military Government officer in Japan with the Sixth Army. Mr. Grabow returned to the United Sates in 1946 to practice law in Metro Detroit. He also remained in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired from the military as a Colonel.

He was a member of the Detroit Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association and the Reserves Officers Association.

In 1980, the Grabow family moved from Bloomfield Hills to Idaho. “My mother had been skiing for a while, and Dad wanted to join in the fun. He got a big kick out of it,” Marcia said.

Besides his daughter, he is survived by his wife, Connie; a son, John; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Grabow will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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