Leo Michael Chapman Sr., 87, of Fisher, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, went to be with his lord and savior on Wednesday December 2, 2020 surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.
Mr. Chapman was born September 17, 1933 in Dubuque, Iowa, to the late Merlin Michael and Valerie Anastasia (Murphy) Chapman. Leo served his country for fifteen years in the United States Air Force as a helicopter and aircraft mechanic. He served in Viet Nam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for meritorious actions while participating in rescue operations. After his service, he worked for the United Postal Service in Champaign as a postal carrier and then mechanic for twenty-five years.
Mr. Chapman was a member of Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed working on old cars, working in the yard, spending time with family and friends, and traveling with his wife.
Mr. Chapman married Audrey June Hubbard on April 22, 1957 in Leicester City, England, they were married for sixty-three years, she survives in Fisher. Together they had four children, Debbie (Jerry) Kemphues of Champaign, Belinda (Steve) Ingold of Fisher; and Steve Chapman of Fisher, Leo Michael (Mike) Chapman who preceded him in death. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Melissa (Morgan) Asay, Kristen (Josh) Oney, Jamie (Steve) Bos, Josh (Jenn) Ingold , Dylan Chapman, and Alyssa Chapman; and eight great grandchildren, Avery, Wyatt, Rowynn, Olivia, Holden, Daphne, Brady, and Haddie. He leaves behind two sisters; Ceil Devlin and Helen Lemon, and a brother, Frank Chapman.
Memorials can be made in Leo Chapman's name to Our Lady of the Lords Church, Gibson City; Carle Hospice; Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Champaign or a charity of your choice.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
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