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1926 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
MANUEL LEDESMA Manuel G. "Manny" Ledesma, 91, passed away February 1, 2018 in Las Vegas, after a yearlong battle with leukemia. He was born May 8, 1926 in Detroit, Mich. to Augustine and Aurora (nee Jimenez) Ledesma. Manny attended Jefferson High School until age 17. He then enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps where he participated in action against the enemy at Iwo Jima and the Volcano Islands. After the war ended, he participated in the occupation of China. He was honorably discharged June 2, 1946 at Great Lakes, Ill., having obtained the rank of corporal. After the war, he worked at various jobs and became employed as a union carpenter in 1951. He continued in this field, rising through the ranks, and became a carpenter business manager in 1975. Due to health problems, he retired in 1979. Manny married Betty Johnson in 1948 at Angola, Ind. They were later divorced. He married Geraldine Panda in 1960; they were later divorced. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rudy; sister, Maria (in infancy); and son, Michael. He is survived by his fiancé, Anna Gallegos of Las Vegas; sons, Mark (Sharon) Ledesma of Manhattan Beach Calif., Keith (Gail) Ledesma, Johnstown, Colo., Kevin (Claudia) Ledesma of Haika, Hawaii; daughter, Claudia (John) Caverzagie of Falls City, Neb.; nephew, Tony (Carolyn); several nieces, 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Private services are planned with the family.
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