LeRoy August Dankmeyer, 92, of Tigerton, died peacefully at Homme Home of Wittenberg on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. God saw that you were tired and said, “LeRoy, come home with Me to your eternal kingdom.”
LeRoy was born in Adams-Friendship on June 6, 1923, to August and Clarissa (Meacham) Dankmeyer. LeRoy came to Tigerton at a young age and graduated from Tigerton High School in 1941. From 1943-1946, LeRoy was stationed overseas as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an ambulance driver and carried the wounded to hospitals and worked at first aid stations. He landed at Normandy Beach and served in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg by driving fuel trucks to supply the front line troops.