Monday, April 18, 2016

Leo G. Witwer (March 31, 2016)

Leo G. Witwer, age 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:55 P.M. Thursday March 31, 2016 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. He was born July 29, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late Harley and Myrtle (Cassel) Witwer.

Leo was retired from Delco Products/General Motors of Dayton, Ohio in 1979 where he had been employed as an accountant.

He was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army and a recipient of the Purple Heart. A member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren, former member of the Gettysburg School Board, Delco Products 25 year Club, former board member of the Darke County AAA, Darke County Jury Commission, Treaty City Shuffleboard Club, Greenville V.F.W., American Legion, Elks , Eagles and Moose Lodges. Also a 70 year member of the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge and a member of the Leisure Acre Park of Sebring, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Waldo Witwer.

Leo is survived by his wife Jeanne M. (Ruth) Witwer of Greenville. They were married April 12, 1947. Also his children Michael L. (Charlotte) Witwer of Huntsville, Georgina (Jim) Shahan of Englewood and Brian L. (Tammy) Witwer of Tipp City; grandchildren Andy (Katrina) Shahan, Jeff (Andrea) Witwer, Mollie Trupp, Sherry (Brian) Goss , Matthew Witwer, Michael Witwer and Megan Witwer; great grandchildren Kassie, Addison, Teddy, Wyatt, Landon, Waylon, Eve and Lily as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday April 9, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish and Pastor Bill Kidwell co-officiating. Burial will be held in the Gettysburg Cemetery. There will be Full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard on Saturday in the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Friday April 8, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home. The Gettysburg Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service on Friday at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Oakland Church of the Brethren Bradford, Ohio.

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