Harry Edwin “Butch” Leeper
April 14, 1935 ‒ April 14, 2016
Harry Edwin “Butch” Leeper, age 81, was born on April 14, 1935 in Marion, OH, and passed away April 14, 2016 at the Kobacker House in Columbus, OH. He was the son of the late Harry E. Leeper and Margaret Katherine Netting Leeper. He was preceded in death on April 25, 2009 by his wife, Beverly “Bee” Leeper.
Harry is survived by six children: Pamela (Donald) Ensign of Richwood, OH, Kathy (Doug) Beck of Holgate, OH, Teri Rush of St. Joseph, MI, Jodi (Dave) Hilliard of Hillsboro, OH, Polly Stidham (Robert Beckelman) of Green Valley, AZ, Todd (Laura) Edwards-Leeper of Forest Grove, OR; 10 grandchildren: Jason (Emily) Beck, Brittni Beck, Jessica Rush, Hannah (Austin) Frederici, Jon Rush, Holly Hilliard, Samuel Ensign, Jeremy Rush, Phoebe Edwards-Leeper, Ivan Edwards-Leeper; and a brother, Charles (Pauline) Leeper.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Goldie Samples, Patricia Long, Betty Orcena, Melba Snare; and a brother, Conway Leeper.
After graduation from Marion Harding High School, Harry served in the United States Army from 1955-1957 and worked at Borden’s, The Marion Star, Consumer News, and the Marion Co. Department of Transportation.
Harry enjoyed playing cards at the local senior centers and working out at the YMCA. Harry was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Harry’s family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4535 Smeltzer Rd., Marion, OH 43302. Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery with military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Harry’s memory be made to the Salvation Army or to Trinity Lutheran Church, Marion, OH.
Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Harry’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.