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Donald K. Leeman, Jr.

September 17, 2022


Donald K. Leeman, Jr., 55, of Bremen, passed away unexpedly on the morning of September 17, 2022.  He was born on July 26, 1967 in Damariscotta, the son of Donald and Marilyn Leeman of Bristol.  After graduating from Lincoln Academy in 1985, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Gulf War.

Upon returning to Maine in the early 1990’s, Donnie volunteered in numerous places.  One being CLC Ambulance, where he met his wife of almost 20 years, Liz.  Within a couple of years, they welcomed their son, Ben.

One of his greatest joys was being a volunteer firefighter for numerous departments within Lincoln County.  He held many ranks, but had the ultimate honor of being asked to become the Chief of Bremen Volunteer Fire Department.

Donnie was a family man; he enjoyed traveling with his family and hunting and fishing with Ben.  He loved it when Ben would out fish and hunt him.   He was most proud of all of Ben’s accomplishments, the most recent being Ben’s decision to become a soldier in the U.S. Army and serve his country.

Donnie was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Leeman.

He is survived by his loving wife Liz and son Ben of Bremen; his father, Donald Leeman, Sr. of Round Pond; a brother, Martin Leeman and wife Jennifer of Bristol; a brother, Daryl Leeman and his wife Adrienne of Jefferson; brother-in-law, Sean Welton and his wife Trico of West Chapel, Florida; nephews, Cody Leeman of Bristol, Kalen and Kendall Welton of Florida, Jacob Welton of Georgia, and Tristan and Andrew Leeman of Jefferson; nieces, Brianna, Jasmine and Amarrie Welton of Florida, and Ashley Draeger of Arkansas; as well as numerous cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a memorial service to celebrate Donnie’s life, 11o’clock AM, on Saturday morning, October 1, 2022, in the gymnasium of Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, Maine.  

Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Donnie’s memory to: Bremen Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box #165, Bremen, Maine 04551; or CLC YMCA, P.O. Box 787, Damariscotta, Maine 04543.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: 




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Memorial Service
October 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Lincoln Academy
81 Academy Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553

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