Leslie R. “Les” Monnin age 69, of Versailles passed peacefully unto the Lord on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family.
Leslie was born in Russia, Ohio, on April 28, 1947, the son of the late LeRoy & Bernice (Peltier) Monnin. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene (Monnin) Drees and brother, Anthony “Tony” Monnin. Les is survived by his son, Russell Monnin of Palm Coast, Florida; brothers & sisters-in-law, Don & Mary Monnin of Russia, Ohio, Wayne & Dana Monnin of Tipp City, Ohio, and Dale Monnin of Crawfordville, Florida; sister & brother-in-law, June & Dave Walters of Fryburg, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Les was a graduate of Russia High School and worked as an auto body repairman at local auto repair shops in this area. He loved working on his privately owned cars and antique cars in the evening and weekends. Les loved getting together with his friends and watching NASCAR racing and then starting a open fire and having a good old fashion barbeque with family and friends. Les will be missed by family and friends and be remembered as a good friend. Les proudly served his Country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War. Leslie’s last request was don’t cry.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at St. Remy Cemetery in Russia with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com