Obituary...Leonard (“Frenchy”) R. Reel Jr.
January 4, 2006
Leonard (“Frenchy”) R. Reel Jr., chairman and CEO of Reel Pipe & Valve of Indianapolis, IN, passed away at age 83. He was born in Paris, France. Reel Pipe & Valve was founded by his father, Leonard Sr., in 1939. Frenchy Reel joined the company in 1947. He fought in World War II and was decorated with the Bronze Star and 2nd Combat Infantry Medal. He was a member of the Indiana Manufacturers Association. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann Heidenreich Reel, two sons and a daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.