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Wilmer J. LEISS

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LEISS, Wilmer J. 97, formerly of Tipp City, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Friendship Village, Dayton, Ohio. Born August 8, 1915 in Jonesville, Michigan to Harry J. and Amanda {Hartman} Leiss. Wilmer is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy Jean {Sprecher} Leiss, brother, Roy Leiss and son in-law, John Giambri. He is survived by his daughters; Nancy and her husband Dave Imler, Tipp City, Ohio and Patty and her husband Dick Zimmerman, Troy, Ohio along with grandchildren; Russ (Andrea) Imler, Shelley (Tom) Weaver, Michael (Christal) Giambri and Roxanna Giambri. Wilmer was a 1933 graduate of Staunton High School. He co-owned Leiss Dry Cleaners in Tipp City, was a member of the Rotary Club, Historical Society, Tipp City United Methodist Church, the Chamber of Commerce and was a driver for the "Handy Van" providing transportation for those in need. Wilmer was also chosen as "Citizen of the Year". Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371, Pastor Bonita Wood officiating, burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, Ohio 45371. www.fringsandbayliff.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 12, 2013
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