Leon Francis Folger

AUGUSTA – Leon Francis Folger, 88, passed away on Feb. 19, 2021. He was born on March 31, 1932 in North Augusta, the son of Albert and Leona (Damren) Folger.Leon attended Cony High School and in 1952 was drafted into the Army during the Korean War where he served for two years. Leon was an excellent marksman and only 1 of 12 in his Platoon that remained stateside to train troops.After leaving the Army he worked many jobs including the Augusta Fire Dept. He started as a Private and retired in 1985 as Deputy Chief. Leon also enjoyed working on his property.Leon met his favorite redhead and love of his life, Winnie Baker, marrying in 1955 and raising their family on the Lynn Road.Leon was an avid outdoorsman. Hunting and fishing was his passion no matter the weather. He spent countless hours with friends and family hunting, open water fishing and ice fishing. In Leon’s entire life he worked and played hard and always ready to lend a helping hand. His love for helping others and rescuing people continued right into the Maine Veterans Home where he was always ready to assist fellow residents.For everything that Leon held close to his heart, “The Farm” located in North Augusta and Sidney meant the most. This was family-owned property he acquired, and was the central hub and heartbeat of the Folger family. Leon and Winnie gave their children a piece of the Farm.Leon was predeceased by his parents; his wife Winnifred (Baker), brother Arthur, and sisters Helen Folger and Lorraine (Folger) Cummings.He is survived by his three children, David and daughter-in-law Cathy of Pittston, Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Jayne of Sidney, and Rebecca Hamilton of Sidney; as well as his grandson, Wesley Hamilton of Sidney. He also is survived by his sister, Mary Choate of Augusta, and brother Frank and sister-in-law Alberta; as well as many nieces and nephews.Per Leon’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date.Condolences may be expressed at http://www.funeralalternatives.net

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