Leon H Teinert Sr., 84, of La Grange, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011, in Columbus.
Leon was born in La Grange, on May 8, 1926, the son of the late Paul and Pauline (Lehmann) Teinert.
He was baptized and confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda. In 1944 at the age of eighteen Leon joined the United States Army where he honorably served until 1946. On October 5, 1947 Leon married his sweetheart Lillian Noack at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester. Over the years they were blessed with four children.
Leon had a great talent when it came to playing the fiddle. He loved music and to entertain, he was known far and wide for his musical skills. Leon enjoyed hunting and shared this with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Fishing was another pastime of his but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Noack) Teinert; children Leon Teinert Jr and wife, Janice, of La Grange, Peggy Fuller and husband, Allen, of Houston, Rose Mary Gatlin and husband, Dan, of Florence, Mike Teinert and wife, Diana, of La Grange; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Leon was preceded by his parents; grand-daughter Katie Teinert; 4 sisters and 1 brother.
Visitation is scheduled for Sunday March 13, 2011 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive visitors from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Private gravesite services are scheduled for Monday March 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in La Grange.
Memorial services are scheduled for Monday March 14, 2011 at 2:30 PM at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda.
Pallbearers are; Jeremy Moore, Ryan Hollek, Brian Nami, Rob Schaefer, Nicholas Teinert and Nathan Teinert. Honorary pallbearers are Spencer Gatlin, Jeremy Janda, James Teinert and Shae Kasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to Katie Teinert scholarship fund at La Grange High School.