Homer Lester Lengacher, 1st Sgt. Ret. - December 29, 1913-October 21, 2007

Aug 31, 2015


Homer L. Lengacher, 93, of Catawba Island, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, in Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

He was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Sardis, Monroe County, Ohio, the son of Albert and Clara Lengacher. On Oct. 18, 1947, he was married to his beloved wife, Mary (Cox) Mainous in Norwood, Ohio, and she preceded him in death in 1976.

Homer served in the 2nd Army during World War II, serving in the European theatre. He was awarded the Bronze Star, The European Campaign Medal, The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, WWII Victory Medal and The Good Conduct Medal. During his long career at Standard Products in Port Clinton, he was kindly referred to as Sarge. He was a long time member of Elks Lodge 1718 and VFW Homer D. Gardner Post 2480, both of Port Clinton. Homer and Mary were long time members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Clinton.

Homer is survived by his loving son, Ronald (Rosemary) Mainous of Catawba Island; daughter, Betty (Duane) Young-Bryant of Oak Harbor; grandchildren, Harry Burks, Sandra (Fred) Schnoor, Margaret LaValle, Jamie Mainous, Robin Mainous and Jennifer Campos; granddaughter-In-Law, Bonnie Young; great-grandchildren, Dr. Kimberly Burks, Ryan Burks, Rick (Dr. Shelley) Schnoor, Melissa Schnoor, Victoria (Matt) Wolfe, Casey Del Vesco, Tony LaValle, Billy Young, Mario Campos, Sebastian Campos and Nicholas Mainous; great-great-grandchildren, Noah Schnoor, Gabriel Schnoor and Matthew Wolfe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sophia Rush, Pearl Dally, Katherine Murphy, Carrie Murphy and Sylvia Lengacher; brothers, Ray Lengacher and Ted Lengacher; and grandson, George Young.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until funeral services at noon in Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton. Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader will officiate. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery where military graveside services will be performed by the VFW.

Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.