Leon Eisemann, 87, Was VP of Saline Savings Bank, Helped Build Saline High School Trades Program

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 03/14/2019 - 13:48

Leon William Eisemann, of Saline, 87, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

He was born July 28, 1931 in Ann Arbor, the son of Otto and Leona (Sautter) Eisemann.  In 1954, Leon married Margery Bell at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chelsea, and she preceded him in death on June 1, 2017.  

He is survived by his three children Susan (Mike) Snay, Randy (Bernadette) Eisemann, and Mary Eisemann; his five grandchildren Katherine, Robert and Sarah Snay; Lauren and Tyler Eisemann.

Leon, a Chelsea High School graduate, began his banking career in June of 1949 as a messenger for the old Ann Arbor Bank, and worked up the ranks to become assistant vice president in charge of commercial credit.  In 1968, he left to join Saline Savings bank and was appointed senior vice president and member of the board of directors in 1969. A longtime member of the Saline Rotary Club, Leon also had served as treasurer of the Saline Community Fair Board and played an integral part in launching the building trades program at Saline High School.  Leon retired from Comerica Bank in 1992, and soon after he and Marge moved to Loch Erin near Onsted, MI to enjoy grandchildren, boating, woodworking and hosta gardening before moving back to Saline in 2013.

Some of their favorite pastimes were numerous lighthouse tours to the Great Lakes and East Coast, and road trips with the LMR Vintage Chevrolet Car Club, which Leon previously served as treasurer.  Cremation has taken place, and Leon requested that no memorial or funeral services be held.  To sign Leon’s guest book or to leave a memory, please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.

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