Duane Eldon Leis, 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife Kay by his side on Tuesday February 2, 2016, after a 5-year battle with cancer. He was born December 31, 1941 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Ralph W. & Loetta (Shoop) Leis. At the age of five, Duane began driving tractors and milking cows before school. This led Duane to become an entrepreneur in farming, car & truck sales, real estate, & truck driving. In addition, he was an active member at Ansonia First Church of God. He was often known for his kind and generous spirit.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Ralph W. & Loetta Leis.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Kay (Fletcher) Leis of Greenville. He was a very loving and caring father to his daughters: Marena Leis of Fishers, Indiana, Paula & Kevin Spear of Scottsdale, Arizona; and a loving grandfather: Garrett, Mariah, & Blake. He is also survived by brothers & sisters in laws: Don & Barb Leis of Greenville, Doug & Donna Leis of Greenville; sister & brother in law: Sharon & Tom Hollinger of New Madison; Tom & Shirley Heindl of Greenville, Tom & Marvella Fletcher of Greenville, John & Barb Fletcher of Greenville, Mike & Leigh Fletcher of Greenville, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Services will be held on Monday February 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Ansonia First Church of God 750 S. Main Street, Ansonia, Ohio with Pastor Steve Shoop & Pastor David Hackney officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday February 7, 2016 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Ansonia First Church of God.
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