Leon V. Clute, 79, of 5186 Ostrander Rd., Verona, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at his home. He was born on October 1, 1940, in Newport, NY. Leon proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. On April 6, 1963, Leon was united in marriage to Virginia June Clute in Schuyler. Mrs. Clute passed away on June 13, 2012. Leon was a farmer for Clute Family Farms for thirty years before retiring in 1998. He then went onto to do construction for family and friends. He also enjoyed tinkering with antique tractors for many years. He attended Vernon United Methodist Church. Surviving are his children, John A. (Tanya) Clute, of Wampsville, Steven J. Clute, James F. (Diane) Clute, both of Verona, and Deborah J. (David) Grusenmeyer, of N. Lansing; two brothers, Rick Clute, and Paul Clute, both of FL; a sister, Betty Townsend, of MD; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida.