LEROY E. UNVERFERTH, 81, died at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 15, 2005, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Glandorf to Henry B. and Elizabeth Brickner Unverferth, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 26, 1949, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Leipsic, he married Dorothy Siebeneck, who survives. They had just celebrated 56 years together.
Mr. Unverferth retired in 1986 from Findlay schools, after 22 years. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, downtown Findlay. He was a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus Council 1757 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2234, both in Ottawa. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Ottawa, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, Lima, and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a private first class at the Battle of the Bulge, where he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the European Campaign Medal with three bronze stars. He was proud to have served his country. He was a loving husband and father.
Survivors also include two daughters, Nancy (Gary) Steffen of Pandora and Sally (Marv) Mullett of Fayette; two sons, Eugene Unverferth and Randy (Janet) Unverferth, both of Findlay; two grandsons, Benjamin and Andrew Mullett; and two sisters, Viola Bills of Upper Sandusky and Ruth Fox of Cherry Hill, N.J.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Unverferth.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, downtown Findlay. Father Mike Hohenbrink will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Routson Funeral Chapel, Findlay, where a rosary service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Services, 820 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840.
Condolences may be expressed at www.routsonfuneralchapel.com.