Walter H. Leber Sr., 82, of Willard, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, after a three-month illness.
He was born April 1, 1931, in Monroeville son of the late Edgar and Rhea (Weilnau) Leber. Walter lived most of his life in the Greenwich area. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War as a truck driver, hauling troops and fuel. Walter owned and operated Alpha Acres family dairy farm for more than 30 years.
He was a member of the Greenwich American Legion and a lifetime member of the Norwalk VFW Firelands Post 2743, the Farm Bureau and he was the 1987 Firelands Farmer of the Year. Walter loved to pull tractors, collect antique “green” tractors, riding snowmobiles, and playing cards — especially pinochle.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Heitsche) Leber, whom he married Sept. 4, 1954; his children, Walter (Fay) Leber, of Greenwich, Patty (Russell) Paramore, of Virginia, Theresa (Erik) Hansen, of Sandusky, Lori (Don) Sparks, of Plymouth, Larry (Mendy) Leber, of Plymouth, Wendy (Bryan) Oney, of North Fairfield, Norman Leber, of Willard and Frances (Kelly) Bussart, of Willard; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; five brothers; and two sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two great-granddaughters, Abby and Taylor, and three brothers.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Pastor Jim Gaston will officiate. Burial with military rites will follow at Ninevah Cemetery, Greenwich.
Memorials, if desired, may be given to United Methodist Church, of North Fairfield, 105 W. Main St., North Fairfield, OH 44855 or to the North Fairfield American Legion, P.O. Box 204, North Fairfield, OH.
Condolences may be shared at eastmanfuneralhome.com.