Leo Heminger, 84, of West Liberty, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017, in his home.
He was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Zanesfield to the late Harry Benjamin and Leatha Shibler Heminger. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert (Carolyn), Don and Howard (Esther Mae) Heminger; and sisters, Verna Mae (Art) Roush and Martha Norviel.
He married Donna Mae King on Sept. 14, 1968, and she survives in West Liberty after almost 49 years of marriage. He is also survived by sister-in-law, JoAnn Heminger of Bellefontaine; a brother, Herman (Jimmy) Heminger, 97, of Boyce, La.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; a special nephew, Donald Lynn Heminger; a special niece, Becky Alig; and a brother-in-law, Robert King of Bellefontaine.
Leo worked for D.A.B. in Bellefontaine for 16 years before moving to Florida in 1970, where he owned his own construction business for 23 years. He did home remodeling and was a cabinet maker, carpenter and contractor. He loved to travel in his RV and enjoyed mushroom hunting. He was a gifted person of carpentry as well as a guitar player and played in the country gospel band, Hemmi and the Boys. They played for 12 years, traveling to different area retirement homes.
Leo also worked for JCPenney and Consolidated Care, working in their maintenance departments. He returned to Ohio from Florida in 1992 and completely remodeled their home and lived there for 15 years. He then moved and retired to Green Hills Apartments and was there for 10 years. Leo liked bus trips where they traveled the countryside and made many friends.
Leo and Donna worked and did everything together including walking, shopping, vacationing; they were one together. Where you would see Leo, you would see Donna.
The family would like to thank all of the residents of Green Hills Apartments and Homes, as they were always there for Leo and Donna and made them feel so blessed with friends.
Pastor Ken Neighoff officiates a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society, 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or the Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, assisted the family with arrangements and condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.