PIQUA - Leonard I. Franke, 94, formerly of 2332 Farrington Road, Piqua, died at 6:40 pm Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Brookdale Sterling House of Piqua.
He was born Nov. 9, 1917, to the late Ben and Eliza (Smith) Apple. He married G. Lucille Apple Nov. 2, 1938 in Dayton, and she preceded him in death March 13, 1992.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Stahl of Dayton, Shirley (Norman) Biagi of Claremore, Okla., Brenda (Rick) Smedley of Piqua; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, two grandsons and a great grandson.
Mr. Franke attended Covington schools was a lifelong farmer in Miami County until his retirement in 1979. In addition to his family, he enjoyed dancing, playing cards and was an avid gardener.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Forest Hill Cemetery with The Rev. Wayne Thomas officiating. Private family visitation will be at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the A.L.S. Association (Lou Gehrig's Disease) 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.
Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.