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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Donald H. Leffler, 82, Celina, died at 4:45 a.m. Aug. 16, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Celina to Howard and Opal Lechliter Leffler. On Dec. 29, 1979, he married Carolyn Baucher, who survives in Celina.
Also surviving are his children, Carol Gorn, Bluffton, S.C., Dean (Sue) Leffler, Yorba Linda, Calif., Pam (Ed) Pitionak, Hilton Head, S.C., Shari (Scott) Shelby, Cincinnati, Mitchell Detrick, Celina, and Douglas Detrick, Marietta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased is his first wife, Dorothy Sheets.
A graduate of Celina High School, he worked for his father at Howard Leffler and Son Construction. He was owner/operator of Lima Building Products until he retired in 2000. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Celina, a former Boy Scout master and served as treasurer of Mercer County Sportsmen's Association.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Jeff Conrad officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina.
Memorials may be made to the church or to Mercer Health Home Care.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.
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