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Larry L. Leffel, 70, died at 3:30 p.m. April 25, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 25, 1942, the son of Walter and Violet Truesdale Leffel. He married Sharon Henkener on Aug. 26, 1960, and she survives.

He is also survived by his three children, Craig (Esther) Leffel, of New Knoxville, Keith (Susan) Leffel, of New Knoxville, and Amy (Gregg) Weadock, of New Knoxville; his grandchildren, Zachary Leffel, Lucas Leffel, Rachel Leffel, Logan Leffel, Morgan Leffel, Alicia Weadock and Erica Weadock; three brothers, Morris (Juanita) Leffel, of Wapakoneta, Joe Leffel, of Saint Marys, and Thomas (Ann) Leffel, of New Knoxville; and six sisters, Quetora Stout, of Findlay, Carolyn (Roger) Bambauer, of New Knoxville, Marilyn (James) Lauth, of St. Marys, Linda (Ned) Niemeyer, of New Knoxville, Sharon Kruse, of New Knoxville, and Joyce Meyer Raterman, of Botkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Christine Leffel; a sister, Lila Leffel; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Stout, Robert Lauth, Steven Kruse, Don Meyer and James Raterman.

Larry was a 1960 graduate of New Knoxville High School. He was a farmer and had served as a Washington Township Trustee for 25 years. Larry raised Hampshire hogs for many years. He and his wife, Sharon, were active in the Ohio Hampshire Association and, over the years, their family has made many friends through showing hogs at county, state and national shows. In 1999, Larry and Sharon were inducted in the Ohio State Fair Swine Hall of Fame. He was a lifelong New Knoxville Ranger fan and also a fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, where he had served as a deacon and trustee.

Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville. The Rev. David Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Ministry Center of First United Church of Christ, where memorial gifts may be given to either the Youth Fund of the church, the Auglaize County Fair Swine Department or the New Knoxville Athletic Boosters.

Condolences may be sent to Larry’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.

Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Larry L. Leffel
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