Leonard O. LeVan, 86, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at Logan Acres Care Center. He was born in Bellefontaine on Oct. 9, 1928, to the late Orville and Lucille Roach LeVan. On Sept. 29, 1945, he married Donna J. Hill and she survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Karen (Ed) Marsman of Lewis Center; a son, Keith (Cathy) LeVan of Rushsylvania; five grandchildren, Jamond (Missy) LeVan, Shannon (Clay) Benton, Joseph (Bre) LeVan, Ashley (Donte’) Ferguson and Januah (Jeff) Anspach; nine great-grandchildren, Lily and Lauryn LeVan, Tanner, Ty and Paityn Anspach, Heath, Maggie and Eli Benton, and Ella Ferguson; four step great-grandchildren, Chase Anspach, Brandon LeVan and Cameron and Hayley Deitsch; a sister-in-law, Esther LeVan.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” and James “Jim” LeVan and his mother- and father-in-law, Frank and Margaret Hill.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bellefontaine, where he and his wife were faithful members of the Pilot Class. In his early years, Leonard was a great fastpitch softball player, and recorded a “no hitter.” He worked for the railroad, A.J.Miller and retired from D.A.B. in Bellefontaine after 37 years of service. He and his wife spent many years wintering in Bradenton, Fla. Leonard enjoyed playing pool, fishing, feeding the birds and squirrels, gardening and caring for the flowers in his yard.
Gene Marine officiates a funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., where visitation is Monday, April 20, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Logan Acres Activity Fund, 2739 County Road 91, Bellefontaine OH 43311.