Leonard T. Krietemeyer
Leonard T. Krietemeyer, age 87 of Shelby, died Sunday, December 30, 2007 at his home.
He was born March 11, 1920 in Columbus Grove, Ohio the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Brinkman) Krietemeyer. Len was a farmer all his life and was the former owner of Krietemeyer Farm Drainage. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army serving in WWII and a member of Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326. Len was a member of Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church, where he was an usher. He was an honorary life member of Shelby Knights of Columbus Council #1968 where he had served as Grand Knight and on the building committee. He was a Fourth Degree member of Pope John XXIII Assembly of Crawford County. On the state level, he proudly served 3 years as District Deputy and had been a delegate to the Supreme Council Convention.
Leonard is survived by his wife of 62 years, Julitta E. (Schroeder) Krietemeyer, whom he wed on September 25, 1945; 2 sons, Kenneth and Clara Krietemeyer of Mansfield and Mark and Becky Krietemeyer of Shelby; 4 daughters, Karen and William Rieman of Crestline, Marilyn and Thomas Culp of Lexington, Janet and Craig Studer of Shelby, Linda Mitchell and Joe August of Statesville, NC; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Agnes Hoffman of Columbus Grove and Cecelia Schroeder of Kalida. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffery Scott Rieman in 1970 and by 2 sisters, Margaret Krietemeyer and Emma Schroeder.
Friends may call on Thursday, January 3, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the rosary will be recited at 3:30 PM by the Daughters of Isabella. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or to Shelby Home and Public Health.
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