Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Leonard Charles “Lennie” Reidel

Leonard Charles “Lennie” Reidel, age 80, of Shelby, died Thursday, January 27, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.

Lennie was born March 14, 1941 in Shelby to the late Donald L. and Effie C. (Brocwell) Reidel. He was a 1959 graduate of Shelby High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball. In 1960, Len began what would become a 46-year career with Shelby Business Forms working under the various company managements until ultimately retiring in 2006 under the Miami Systems ownership and its closing.

Lennie loved the game of golf and was an avid player. He had been a member of the Shelby Country Club since 1965 and, throughout his life, celebrated having several hole-in-ones. He also enjoyed playing pool and had been a member of the Mansfield Liederkranz since 1986. Lennie and his wife, Rosemary, appreciated traveling and had enjoyed several cruises, multiple trips to Myrtle Beach each year, and, visiting his all-time favorite destination, Sedona, AZ. Above all things, time with his grandchildren was at the top especially supporting them in the various activities and sports- rarely missing any.

Len is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Frangella) Reidel, whom he wed on April 5, 1997; his daughters: Lisa (Robby) Crain and Andrea Pelfrey (Robert Colburn) both of Shelby; his grandchildren: Tyler Crain (Heather Longdon) of Shelby and Megan Crain (John Meyer, IV) of Georgia; his in-laws: Patty (Chuck) Harrington of Shelby, Robin Frangella of Mansfield, and Al Frangella of Shelby; cousins: Gaylene DeVito, Kip Brocwell, Mike Brocwell, and Jeff Brocwell; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law: Carolyn and Ed Stevens; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: James and Rose Frangella; and a brother-in-law: Jim Frangella.

Rosemary would like to thank those who have been of great help and care throughout Lennie’s illness and passing especially caregivers: Marge Coon, Karen Winters, and Tanya Laser; our grandchildren, Megan and Tyler, who stepped up above and beyond; and Chuck and Patty for all of their continual support and assistance.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1021 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Lennie’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Sue & Bob Stover says:

    Please accept our sincere sympathy.

  2. Connie Lambert says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Lenny. Hugs, prayers, and deepest sympathies for you all.

  3. Pat Keen says:

    Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you during this loss of your loved one.
    Cherish and remember all the good times and keep them in your heart.

  4. Connie Stuckert says:

    I was saddened to hear about Lennie’s death. I know that he was a good husband, a good father and a good friend. He will surely be missed, in particular, on the golf course. Thoughts and prayers to you Rosemary, Lisa and Andrea and families.

  5. Mark and Holly Korbas says:

    May God comfort you during this difficult time. We loved Lenny and enjoyed talking with you when we were out and about! Lenny will be missed by all…

  6. Chris and David DeVito says:

    Rosemary, Lisa and all of the family,
    You have our deepest sympathy.
    Keeping you all on our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Patty Korbas says:

    So sorry to hear this. My thoughts & prayers to you. ❤️

  8. Joe & Heather Crose says:

    Sending love and prayers to all of Lennie’s family! So sorry for your loss!

  9. Steve and Ellen Haverfield says:

    So sorry for your loss Rosemary. Steve and I will keep you in our prayers.

  10. Pam Roark says:

    So sorry to hear of Lennies passing. I know your love will always continue, even though you are parted. My friend I am here for you always.

  11. Richard Russell says:

    Rosemary & Family – I am so saddened for you during this time. May God strengthen and comfort you in every way during the days and weeks ahead. Love and prayers to you!

  12. Amy and Al Bartosiak says:

    Rosemary and family, we send our thoughts and prayers to all. May your memories help ease the loss. Hugs❤️

  13. Wayne & Barb Ingram says:

    Sorry for your loss Rosemary and family. Lennie was a good friend through high school and beyond. We had good times playing high school basketball and many years as golf partners.

  14. Beth snd Randy Terman says:

    To the Reidel family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Gayle and Linda Gahr says:

    Lisa and family…..

    Sincere condolences at this difficult time. Hold you close to our hearts.

  16. Gayle and Linda Gahr says:

    Lisa and family…..

    Sincere condolences at this difficult time. Holding you close to our hearts.

  17. Julie Bashore says:

    Rosemary, Patty and family, so sorry to hear about Lenny. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come, May God give you all the strength you need. May Lenny rest in peace,

  18. robie pena says:

    rosemary, so sorry for your loss,

    sincere condolences..

  19. Russ and Betty says:

    So sorry Rosemary and family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you all

  20. Deb Spangler says:

    Rosemary, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you

  21. Jimmy Ingram says:

    Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed playing golf with Lennie. I was lucky enough to witness one of his hole in one’s #12 Shelby Country Club, Saturday morning in the money game.

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