Larry L. Leffel, 70, of New Knoxville, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 25, 1942, the son of Violet (Truesdale) and Walter Leffel. He married Sharon Henkener on Aug. 26, 1960, and she survives at the residence.
Also surviving are three children, Craig (Esther) Leffel, of New Knoxville, Keith (Susan) Leffel, of New Knoxville, and Amy (Gregg) Weadock, of New Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Zachary Leffel, Lucas Leffel, Rachel Leffel, Logan Leffel, Morgan Leffel, Alicia Weadock and Erica Weadock; three brothers, Morris (Juanita) Leffel, of Wapakoneta, Joe Leffel, of St. Marys, and Thomas (Ann) Leffel, of New Knoxville; aand six sisters, Quetora Stout, of Findlay, Carolyn (Roger) Bambauer, of New Knoxville, Marilyn (James) Lauth, of St. Marys, Linda (Ned) Niemeyer, of New Knoxville, Sharon Kruse, of New Knoxville, and Joyce Meyer Raterman, of Botkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Christine Leffel; a sister, Lila Leffel; and five brothers-in-law Kenneth Stout, Robert Lauth, Steven Kruse, Don Meyer and James Raterman.
Larry 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 in 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 at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ.
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 to Larry’s family at Millerfuneralhomes.net.
Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring Street, New Knoxville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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