Leonard U. Rietschlin
Leonard U. Rietschlin, age 80, of Baker Road, Crestline, died Sunday June 3, 2007 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky after a long illness.
He was born May 30, 1927 in Crestline the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Kempf) Rietschlin. He was a graduate of Tiro High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a farmer all his life and owned Lone Oak Farms. He was a rural mail carrier for the Shelby Post Office for 11 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem, and sang in the church choir. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #1968 in Shelby and Shelby Clover Leaf Western Square Dance Club where he was a caller. He was also a round dance instructor.
Leonard is survived by 8 children and their spouses:
Patrick and Stephanie Rietschlin of Mansfield, Cecelia and Charles Warren of Milan, Joan and Joseph Raccuia of Dublin, Sara and Kim Tubergen of Angola, Indiana, Lora and Lee Brenneman of Crestline, Mary Lu and Mark Howell of Dayton, Kathleen Rietschlin of Crestline, Lisa and Daniel Phillips of New Washington; 21 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren;
a brother, Eugene Rietschlin and Elva Reed of Crestline; 3 sisters, R. Pauline Arnholt of Medina, Teresa and James Hicks of Crestline; Charlene Spitan of Findlay. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Idonna Mae (Alt) Rietschlin in 2003, a son, James Rietschlin in 1993, a daughter Lucy Rietschlin in 1959, Son-in-law, Denzil Tuttle in 1992, a sister Leona M. Metzger and a brother, Raymond Rietschlin.
Friends may call on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a Wake Service will be conducted at 8 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to the church or Sacred Heart School.
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