Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Noel 'Charlie' Leininger
Noel C. "Charlie" Leininger, 78, of Celina and formerly of Wabash, died at 10:02 p.m. Oct. 9, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Adams County, Ind., to Ott and Emma Smith Leininger. He married Cora VanTilburg, who is deceased. On June 5, 1992, he married Sally Rines, who survives in Celina.
Also surviving are children, Mark (Jeanette) Leininger, Celina, Linda (Jon) Vondenhuevel, Celina, Randy (Selena) Bost, Pennville, Ind., Tim (Pat) Bost, Portland, Ind., John (Sandy) Bost, Pennville, and Adam (Sheri) Bost, Portland; brothers-in-law, Dick (Jean) Rines, Portland, and Curt (Mary) Rines, Ridgeville, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are in-laws, Clyde Lewis Rines and Jane Rines.
He graduated in 1952 from Celina High School and in 1955 from Rupert School of Auctioneering. He was a 4-H leader and adviser for 20 years and raised pure bred Duroc hogs. He was owner/operator of Noel C. Leininger Auctioneer business in Wabash and was a bus driver for Celina City Schools, retiring in 1970. He was an active sponsor and exhibitor of antique tractors at the Mercer County Fair.
He was sexton for Wabash Cemetery, Macedon Cemetery, State Line Cemetery, Live Oaks Cemetery and St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, the Rev. Jeff Gramza officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, and one hour before service at the church Thursday.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Building Fund.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.