Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
Leonard A. Reier, 83, 430 North Perry Street, St. Marys, died Nov. 21, 2008, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Celina to Albert and Matilda (Zahn) Reier. On June 26, 1948, he married Thelma Kemper, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Bernard (Deb), Madison, Ala.; three daughters, Althea (John) Clugston, Cromwell, Ind., Della (Declan) Santiago, St. Marys, and Ellen (Kevin) Paul, New Knoxville; a brother, Albert, Wapakoneta; a sister, Mary Fiebelkorn, St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a granddaughter.
He had retired from Crown Equipment Corporation. He had also worked at Tip and Doe Taxi, Parker Hannifin and St. Marys Hardware. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the VFW Post 9289, American Legion Post 323 and Eagles Lodge 767, all of St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Anthony Cutcher officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Contributions can be made to the church.