Morris E. Leffel

10/8/1931 – 2/17/2020

Morris E. Leffel, 88, of Wapakoneta, died 2:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

He was born Oct. 8, 1931, the son of Walter and Violet (Truesdale) Leffel, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 26, 1954, he married Juanita J. Richardson, who survives.

Also surviving are two children, Lynn (Ted) Rupert, Wapakoneta, Neil (Cheryl Semer) Leffel, Lima; a son-in-law, Kel Welch, Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren, Tonia (Rich) Metz, Nicole (Brock) Douglas, Stephanie Hardison, Kylie (Eli) Acheson, Taylor Rupert, K.C. (Jeana) Welch, Kendall Welch; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe Leffel, St. Marys, Tom (Ann) Leffel, New Knoxville, Carolyn (Roger – deceased) Bambauer, New Knoxville, Marilyn (James) Lauth, St. Marys, Linda (Ned – deceased) Niemeyer, New Knoxville, Sharon (Steve – deceased) Kruse, New Knoxville, Joyce (Don – deceased; Jim – deceased) Meyer-Raterman, Botkins.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marianne (Kel) Welch; sisters, Quetora (Kenneth – deceased) Stout, Lila (Robert – deceased) Lauth; and a brother, Larry (Sharon) Leffel.

Morris was a carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, Local #372, and worked for Peterson Construction, Tuttle Construction, Stedke Construction, and Stinebaugh Construction. He was a member of the Buckland United Church of Christ and the American Legion, Post #444, New Knoxville. Morris was an OSU Buckeye fan. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed gardening, mowing the yard, and woodworking; although, his real pride and joy were his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Morris served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.