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Carl Leck

Carl Leck, 91, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his residence at the Indiana Masonic Home. He was a former resident of Indianapolis.

He was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Merrill, Wisc., to Ludwig and Anna W. (Alderman) Leck. He married Ruth Imogene (McNelly) Leck on Nov. 7, 1947 in Indianapolis, she survives.

Mr. Leck was a longtime self-employed contractor and carpenter in Indianapolis. He was a 50 year member of Southport Masonic Lodge #270, Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine where he was past president of the 500 Club, Royal Order of Jesters, Kentucky Colonel, and a charter member of the Johnson County Shrine Club.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Imogene (McNelly) Leck of Franklin; three sons, William Carl Leck (Joyce) of Southport, John Thomas Leck (Patsy) Leck of Nineveh and Charles Richard Leck (Kathleen) of Southport; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Denise Fontaine (Mike) of Louisville, KY., Jessica Diane Ladhari of Indianapolis, John Thomas Leck II of Greenwood, Christopher Robert Leck of Noblesville, Kiely Ann Seaver (Jason) of Speedway., Carl Brian Leck (Jessica) of Indianapolis, and Erin Michelle Deckard (Brian) of Indianapolis; 12 great grandchildren Sienna, Nora, Aidan, Laila, Hannah, Owen, Kellen, Molly, Oliver, Lydia, Ezra, and Avery, and a sister Elsie Fisher (Don) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Lee Leck; brothers, Hans, Fritz, Henry, Cornelius, William, and Louis Leck, and a sister, Dorothy Seager.

Southport Masonic Lodge #270 will conduct a masonic service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin with a funeral service immediately following by the Rev. Cleon Wright. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial with military honors will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

The family request memorial contributions be made to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, P.O. Box 44210, 525 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46224.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 317-738-0202.

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