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Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Leroy Johnsman
Leroy J. Johnsman, 82, 6980 Fleetfoot Road, Celina, died at 6:05 p.m., Jan. 28, 2010, at Miller House, Celina.
He was born July 30, 1927, in Celina, to Andrew and Catherine (Weber) Johnsman. On Sept. 14, 1957, he married the former Ruth M. Gross, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons: Joseph, James, Daniel and David (Joyce) Johnsman, all of Celina; three sisters: Dorothy and Martha Jean Johnsman, both of Celina, and Edith (Charles) Backs, Coldwater; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers: Richard, Clarence, Lawrence and Arnold Johnsman; and one granddaughter.
A lifelong dairy farmer in Jefferson Township, he had worked at the former New Idea in Coldwater. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and had attended Immaculate Conception schools.
He was a U. S. Army veteran having served with the tank battalion in Europe during the Korean War. He served on the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation Board for 15 years.
He was a member of the American Legion in Celina, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Knights of Columbus Council. He was a former member of the Mercer County Farm Bureau board of trustees and the board of the Dairy Farmers of America.
Service is 11 a.m. Monday, at the church, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at W.H. Dick and Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to dick.helwarth@verizon.net.
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