Peter W. Leahy

PORTAGE – Peter W. Leahy, age 86, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Tivoli in Portage.

Peter was born on May 3, 1933, the son of Winston and Zona (Betts) Leahy.  He married the love of his life, Norma Lohr on June 28, 1954.  She preceded him in death on March 19, 2016.  Peter owned and operated Leahy Motors in Portage.  After serving his country in the Korean War, he joined his father, Winston “Pete” Leahy in the management and operation of the family owned automobile dealership.  Peter was a lifelong automobile businessman and was recognized for his leadership skills in the industry, by being elected by his peers in 1978 as Chairman of the Board to the State of Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, WATDA.  He served on the board for many years helping to craft and direct state legislation that benefited consumers and automobile dealers alike.

As committed to his career as he was, he also found time to raise a family, they had four children together.  He is survived by Peter (Susan) Leahy of Portage, Nina Lindman of Portage, Michael Leahy of Madison, and Stephan (Cheryl) Leahy of Longmont, Colorado;  his grandchildren, Nicholas (Jessica) Leahy, Sarah (Drew) Hundelt, Patrick Lindman and Natalie Lindman;  a great-grandson, Adler Hundelt;   other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Norma.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage, with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery, with military honors by the Portage Area Veterans Honor Guard.  Visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in Portage. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to all of the dedicated staff of Tivoli in Portage and Agrace HospiceCare for their excellent care of our father.  Under your care our father flourished and you provided a quality of life that otherwise would not have been attainable.   






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