Gerald Duane Leet

Dec. 27, 2017

Gerald Duane Leet (BS CHEM EGR ’41), Hartland, died Dec. 11, 2017, at Village Manor Retirement in Hartland. He was 98. 

He was born on Sept. 28, 1919, near Middleton in Gratiot County to James and Ruby (Wood) Leet. 

He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University in 1941. 

His career in the U.S. Army included service in WWII until 1946 and active Reserve until he retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1979. In 1946, he started a more than 30-year career as an executive in the oil industry. 

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