Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
Leon Anthony Kramer, 88, 4641 Mud Pike, Celina, died at 2:15 a.m. May 15, 2007, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Chickasaw, to Henry and Rosa Holdheide Kramer. On Nov. 26, 1942, he married Lucille A. Siefring, who survives in Celina.
Also surviving are four sons, Robert (Janice), Richard (Jody) and Ron (Tamra), all of Celina, and Randy (Teresa), Beavercreek; a daughter, Kim (Jeff) Rath, Newark; four brothers, Al (Lucy), Maria Stein, Andy (Ellen) and Norbert, all of Chickasaw, and Werner (Marilyn), Celina; a sister-in-law, Rose, Coldwater; three sisters, Mary Ann (Eugene) Overman, Minster, Helen (Charlie) Connolly, Reynoldsburg, and Agnes Knapke, Versailles; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, James; a brother, Othmer; a sister-in-law, Alice; two sisters, Freda and Hilda; and a brother-in-law, Elmer Knapke.
He retired in 1980 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, St. Marys, after 391/2 years as a mill operator. He was a farmer and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church endowment fund.
Condolences can be sent to lhdfuneralhome.com.