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Friday, April 26th, 2013
Larry Leffel
Larry L. Leffel, 70, New Knoxville, died at 3:30 p.m. April 25, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 25, 1942, the son of Walter and Violet Truesdale Leffel, who are deceased. He married Sharon Henkener on Aug. 26, 1960, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his three children, Craig (Esther) Leffel, New Knoxville, Keith (Susan) Leffel, New Knoxville, and Amy (Gregg) Weadock, New Knoxville; by his grandchildren, Zachary Leffel, Lucas Leffel, Rachel Leffel, Logan Leffel, Morgan Leffel, Alicia Weadock and Erica Weadock; three brothers, Morris (Juanita) Leffel, Wapakoneta, Joe Leffel, St. Marys, and Thomas (Ann) Leffel, New Knoxville; and six sisters, Quetora Stout, Findlay, Carolyn (Roger) Bambauer, New Knoxville, Marilyn (James) Lauth, St. Marys, Linda (Ned) Niemeyer, New Knoxville, Sharon Kruse, New Knoxville, and Joyce Meyer Raterman, Botkins.
Also deceased are an infant daughter, Christine Leffel, a sister, Lila Leffel; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Stout, Robert Lauth, Steven Kruse, Don Meyer and James Raterman.
He was a 1960 graduate of New Knoxville High School. He was a farmer and had served as a Washington Township Trustee for 25 years. Larry raised Hampshire hogs for many years. He and his wife, Sharon, were active in the Ohio Hampshire Association and over the years their family has made many friends through showing hogs at the county, state and national shows. In 1999, Larry and Sharon were inducted into the Ohio State Fair Swine Hall of Fame.
He was a lifelong New Knoxville Ranger fan and also a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he had served as a deacon and trustee.
Funeral rites will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, the Rev. David Williams officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ, where memorial gifts may be given to either the youth fund of the church, Auglaize County Fair Swine Department or the New Knoxville Athletic Boosters.
Condolences may be sent via Millerfuneralhomes.net.
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, New Knoxville, is handling arrangements.
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