C. Leo Lotz

August 26, 1942 ‒ March 03, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

C. Leo Lotz, age 75, of Fredericktown, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was born on August 26, 1942 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of Charles and Dortha (Hamilton) Lotz Sr. Leo attended Fredericktown High School and was a member of the Kokosing Valley Tractor Club, Ohio Two Cylinder Club and Palmyra Church of Christ.

Leo lived life to the fullest as if he never had limitations. He enjoyed lots of hobbies such as fishing, hunting, conversing on the CB radio and snowmobiling. Leo collected and refinished John Deere pedal tractors and he liked to attend and display at engine shows and various parades.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (DeWolf) Lotz whom he married in 1962; four children, Tammi (Dorsey) Fields of Lecanto, Florida, Tim Lotz of Fredericktown, Kristi Tretter of Spring Hill, Florida and Tracy (Robert) Lotz-Rayl of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis (Susan) Lotz of Fredericktown and Leslie (Julie) Lotz of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where a Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Evangelist Troy Northrop will be officiating. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palmyra Church of Christ or the Fredericktown Alumni Scholarship Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

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  • Denny and Susie,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Many thoughts and prayers.
    Todd and Amy

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss. He was an incredible man, living with disability but not giving in to it. May God comfort all of you.

    Larry & Mary Lou

  • So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing prayers and our thoughts are with you at this time. Waiting for the rest of his family to join him in heaven. May God be with you at this time and remembrr the good Times. LOVE May and Paul

  • Barb and family,
    Wow, the memories I have of our families growing up and going back and forth in the old days gone by. I remembering babysitting your kids. Loved to visit with Leo during the Tomato Show and catching up. He will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you great comfort at this time.
    Judy Seymour

  • So sorry about Leo. He will miss by so many people
    He love to talk everyone. You all have our Deepest Sympathy ! Prayers for you all !

  • Leo was a true and special friend. His disability was not a stand out! He never complained, was fun to be around, and was very successful at life. He was easy to work for because he knew what he wanted. Just listen and you could learn. We’ll miss him very much.

  • Our deepest and most sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of a great man and good friend for many many years….so many fun memories!!

  • My heart aches with yours. Leo was an inspiration and a friend to everyone. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Barb and all of Leo’s family. You have my deepest sympathy. What an absolutely amazing man. Will miss the good visits especially at the Bellville fair. He and Barb were always a bright spot visiting in the boosters tent over a cup of coffee.You will be in my thoughts and prayers. He certainly fought a good fight.

  • Mamma Lotz, my deepest and sincere condolences go out to you and family. Papa Lotz will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Love, Leka, Chance and Chase.

  • Barb, sorry to hear of Leo’s passing, God Bless You and your family.
    Linda Shoenfelt Black

  • Barb & family, My deepest sympathy on the homegoing of Leo. I have such fond memories of my youth and many remembrances. May the Lord comfort you guys in your time of loss. Sincerely,Laurie Lotz Frisby

  • Our deepest sympathy to you family for you loss. You are in my thoughts and I lift you up in prayer. God bless you all.

  • Dear Barbara and family;
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you. Leo was a very caring and personable man. He truly will be missed. Our prayer is that God’s presence will be very tangible during these next few difficult days, as well as the times ahead!

    Ed and Nora Frazee

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family. Leo was quite a ‘people person’ and had many friends. It was amazing how he got around to various places and did things. One thing that stands out is last summer the wheel chair lift was being worked on (or something with the van) and they didn’t have the van for a few weeks. A couple weeks, Leo rode over to the church in one of his motorized wheel chairs and backed up to the back of the auditorium wall for the worship service – quite an example for us! Bill & Jan Mast

  • Sending up Prayers for you and family. Leo was such a pleasure to talk to and went so many places never allowing is handicap to hold him back. He will be so missed by all. May God be with you and family during this sad time.
    Howard & Jo-Ann Wilson

  • Barb and family members, so sorry for the passing of Leo, always enjoyed visiting with him at different things going on, he always seem to enjoy his time and people, and he will be greatly missed. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He was a dear sweet man and a wonderful freind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Barb and family, we have been praying for you and Leo daily. Praise God his pain is gone and he is in heaven! We have many memories of good times with him, one is watching the eagles from your deck! God bless you all.

  • Barb and Family:
    I was surprised and sadden to hear of Leo’s passing. I considered him a friend and enjoyed working and visiting with him. Barb, I will be praying for You and your family.

  • Dear friend Denny,
    So sadden to hear if Leo’s passing. It was always good to see and visit with him when we made it to Ohio for the Tomato Show. Always a smile and a friendly greeting. Condolences to all the family.
    Earnie and Bertha Frazier

  • Prayers for Barb and the family. So sorry for your loss.
    In Christian Love,
    Marianne Gatton

  • Barb and family,

    Little did I know eating beside you both at Cracker Barrel would be the last time I’d enjoy Leo and reminiscing snout Booie and life in general.

    He’s at peace now and watching down upon us all.

    Leo always wore a smile and his pleasant voice to speak would make my day. His positivity about life was such an inspiration to me.

    May you find peace in your hearts and rest assured Leo is in Gods loving arms.

    With much heartfelt sympathy
    Your forever friend,
    Dee Hall

  • Our condolences to you Barb and your family. Leo was a good man who will be missed by many. Praying for you. Tom and Nancy

  • To Barbara and the family of Leo you my Deepest Sympathy and my thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family God Bless Jaren Mortimer

  • Dear Barb, Denny, Susie and Family,
    We were sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He was always friendly and a great example of someone who never gave up. I can only imagine how he and Chet are enjoying their reunion!
    Hugs and prayers,
    Chris and Dick

  • Leo will be deeply missed by all of us. Our hearts are with the family at this time and we hope that your memories of Leo, will give you comfort and the strength you need at this difficult time. We hold our memories of him dearly.

    Steve, Vonda, & Landra Coe

  • Dear Barb, Tami, Dennis, Leslie and families, I was saddened to learn of Leos’ death. It brought back memories of that tragic accident that put him in that wheelchair. Yet, he rose above that, trusting in His Lord and Savior to see him through. I also have always admired Barb and her steadfast love and caring of him. They were a special couple, loved and admired by many. Little Leo, as he was affectionately called, when the elder Leo was still alive, is once again, whole again, reunited with loved ones . I pray Gods’ loving arms will surround his family with strength and comfort as they go on without his physical presence. Hugs!! Mabel Weller

  • The Lotz Family,

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and may God give you the peace that you seek.

  • Barb, I really enjoyed knowing your family. I remember seeing Leo’s collection of JD tractors and your lovely home. My deepest prayers and sympathy goes out to you and your family. Leo was an inspiration to everyone. Peace.

  • Barbara and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I’m so thankful y’all came to see us and we got to know you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • The Lotz Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

    Our heartfelt sympathy,
    Jim and Rhonda Young

  • So sad to hear of Leo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. God bless you.

    Ruby Hoeflich
    Deb & family
    Sherry & family
    Dave & family

  • Jon and I were so saddened to hear of Leo’s passing. He was such an inspiration to all who knew him. And Barb, you and your entire family are inspirations as well. We pray your hearts are touched with God’s loving hand of comfort and healing. Our deepest sympathy to your entire family.

  • I saw and talked to Leo when he was in the hospital at the same time Dean was in the hospital. I thought of him many times since and wondered how he was doing. You have our sympathy at this time. There isn’t anything I can say that hasn’t already been said above in all of these wonderful condolences. May God be with all of you.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing what a wonderful man, he will be missed very much…I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to the family….((HUGS))

  • Barb,
    So very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family during this difficult time.
    Love in Him,
    Keven & Karma Lamb

  • Barb, Denny, Susie and family,
    Do sorry for your loss.
    Our thought and prayers are with you.

  • Barb and family, our thoughts and prayers for you at this trying time. Stan and Wilma

  • Barb,
    So sorry for your pain from the loss of Leo.
    Your faithful caregiving has been a testimony just as was his spirit and determination to live his life to the fullest, despite the accident.

  • So sorry to hear of his passing. Worked with his Dad at Shaffer Valve. H e took me for a ride in a 6 wheeler when he was selling then. This was way back in early 70s

  • So sorry for your loss.. Always enjoyed our conversations, his humor, and his outlook on life.. What pair of sunglasses did you send with him to give to the Lord? Prayers Always, Ron & Rebecca Doup

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Leo will truly be missed. Sending thoughts & prayers.
    Floyd Hunt & Family

  • Barb, Tammi, Tim, Kristi, Tracey, Denny and Suzie you have my deepest sympathy, some of my fondest childhood memories involved Leo talking and teaching me things that I remember today from Tri Rods, snowmobiles, hunting and snowmobiling. He will always be in my memories as a great tutor. Sadly missed.

  • Dear Barb, Tami, Tim, Kristi, Tracey, Dennis, Leslie and families,
    I was saddened to learn of Leos’ passing.
    He lived life well. It was inspiring to watch Leo and Barb together and the love that they shared for each other and their families. He will be missed.
    Thinking of you at this sad time. Praying for your comfort.

    Deb Burgholder Solis and family

  • Barb and Family:
    Leo and all of you have always been close to our hearts. We will miss not seeing Leo’s smiling face while sitting in the sun at fairs and flea markets. He always made us feel special, but it was he who was the special one.
    Praying and knowing that God is with Leo in heaven and that He is with you; giving you strength and comfort during this time.
    Mom asked that I give you her sincere sympathies and love.
    Blessings always.

  • Dear Barb and family. I am so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Wendy

  • LEO….. he is now walking with our heart along with my sister Julie. Will miss him.

  • Of all the friends and acquaintances Leo had, I for one was inspired by his strength and determination. From the day I met him some 40+ years ago, I considered him my friend. It was always a pleasure to meet him and Barb at some event. What a kind and friendly man he was! And Barb, I can only imagine the many, many sacrifices you made over the years in caring for him. And that was instrumental in helping him to live longer and better than anyone might have expected. You both served as an example to us all.

  • For my Dear Sister Barb, my Nieces Tammi, Kristi, and Traci ; Nephew Tim & Leo’s Brothers, Denny & Leslie, To Know Leo was to know ” a Man of MANY WORDS”. Ha! A VERY Positive person, Leo liked to stop and talk to EVERYBODY . That’s what made him such a great “wheeler dealer” *v*. I liked him right from the first when he and Barb were dating. We worked together on many a job and I couldn’t have had a better Mentor or Friend during my Teenage years. We worked together just prior to his accident. That didn’t stop him. He gave it a Good Fight. Leo never liked to sit around. Always the Adventurer; Hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, boating, you name it. Nothing stopped Leo ! Unless of course, his Adventure got him stuck in the mudd or water out in the Boonies ! Ha Ha ! But, No one ever seemed to mind coming to his rescue. After all, Leo ‘Rescued’ many others in his own special way. Now that Leo is “Up There”, he’s probably running his legs off, as he makes the rounds, STILL Talking to Everybody! *v* ! Leo will be Greatly Missed by All who knew Him. My Heart is with You All. May God’s Blessings and Comfort be with You. My Love and Prayers are with You All, Your Brother, and Uncle, Ed & Babe

  • For my Dear Sister Barb, Nieces Tami, Kristi, Traci, Nephew Tim, Leo’s Brothers Denny and Leslie,: To know Leo was to know ” A Man of MANY WORDS’, Ha ! A Very Positive Person, Leo liked to stop and talk to EVERYBODY ! I guess that’s what made him such a Great “Wheeler Dealer” *v* . I liked Leo right from the start when he and Barb were dating. We worked together on many a job. Leo was a Real Friend and Mentor to me during my Teenage Years. I was working with him prior to his accident. That didn’t stop Leo !. He gave it a good fight, with Barb always” in his corner”, cheering and helping him all along the way.. Leo didn’t like to sit around. If he wasn’t working or selling…, always an Adventurer; Hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, boating, You name it, …Nothing Stopped Leo ! Unless of course, his Adventuring got him stuck in the mudd or water somewhere in the Boonies ! Ha Ha!! But, no one seemed to mind coming to his rescue. After all, Leo had Rescued Many others in His own Special way. He Loved and Cherished his Children. Now that he’s “Up There”, Leo is probably running his legs off as he’s making the rounds, Still Talking to Everybody! *v* ! Leo will be Missed Greatly by All who knew Him. My Heart is with You. May God’s Blessings and Comfort be with You. All My Love and Prayers, Your Brother,and Uncle, Ed L. De’Wolf and wife Babe

  • I am so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. I was so thankful to have the opportunity to see him and have such a nice visit with him last September at the Bellville Street Fair. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    With Heartfelt Sympathy,
    Brenda Nethers Keffalas