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LEOTA MARIE "LEE" SPRINGER, 83, of Ossian passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 28, 1930 in Edgerton, Ohio a daughter of the late Waldo "Mike" and Marguerite (Neid-hardt) Prediger. She worked as a secretary at Indiana Air National Guard for 24 years, retiring in 1990. She was a graduate of Edgerton High School in 1948 and International Business College in 1949. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church where she was involved as a member of the alter guild. She was interested in and enjoyed working with flowers and loved her cat Mitzi, who will surely miss her. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Robert "Bob" Springer of Ossian; daughter, Monica (Richard) Donaghy of Ossian; sister, Linda (Jim) Dalton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandchildren, Rob (Toni) Donaghy of Rural Roanoke, Kari (Lee) Bullerman of Rural Roanoke, and Shaun Donaghy of Ossian; step grandson, Rick (Christy) Donaghy of Greenfield, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Zoe Raye Donaghy, Bree McKenna Donaghy, and Brody Thomas Bullerman; and step-great-grandchildren, Catrece Donaghy, Tristan Donaghy, and Ashlyn Donaghy. Also preceding her in death was two year old son, Brian Scott Springer in 1959 and a stillborn infant. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46819 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, Ind. 46777. Burial will be in St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church Flower Fund. Visit elzey-patterson-rodak.com to leave condolences.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 17, 2013