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Richard G. Leffler
FORT WAYNE, IN: Richard G. Leffler, 81, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn.
Born in Upper Sandusky, OH, Richard was a Korean War Army Veteran. He retired as Vice President of Manufacturing for Cooper Industrial Products where he worked for 36 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Autumn Ridge Golf Club and the American Legion. He enjoyed golfing, watching the Cleveland Brown, Indians, and Ohio State Buckeyes. Richard was an active volunteer for St. Vincent dePaul and loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are his loving wife of 23 years, Patsy Leffler of Fort Wayne; son, David Leffler of Detroit, MI; daughters, Lori (Gary) Shuman of Indianapolis, Jenny (Greg) Shipe of Auburn; step-son, Michael (Helen) Krick of Medford, OR; step-daughter, Karen Bassett of Fort Wayne; sister, Jean Kelly of Marion, OH; 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by parents, Edwin and Catheryne Leffler and brother, Jack Leffler.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church. Calling was held from 9:00 am until the service, Fr. Mark Gurtner officiated.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church.
D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park
1140 Lake Avenue Ft.Wayne, IN 46805
Published in the The Marion Star on Jan. 1, 2014