June 21, 2008
Donald C. Leininger, age 87, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Willard Mercy Hospital. He was born on July 24, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Donald and Harriette (Jump) Leininger and has been a Willard resident the majority of his life. Mr. Leininger was a graduate of Bellevue High School and was employed with the Jump’s Clothing Store in Willard for 35 years and retired from Midwest Industries. He was a member of the Willard Elks and Willard American Legion. Mr. Leininger was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII and received a purple heart.
He is survived by two sons and two daughters; two brothers, Tim Leininger of Louisville, KY and Jim Leininger of Pittsburgh, PA.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Lila (Coe) Leininger in 1987; and his step-mother, Helen (Taylor) Leininger.
A private graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Willard Elks Scholarship Fund. Secor Funeral Home in Willard assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Our condolences to your families on the loss of your dad. May God grant you peace and comfort in your time of loss.
Dennis and Cynthia (Lewellen)Branham
Sharon, Donnie, Lori and Doug – I have lots of memories of your family and ours all growing up together on the same street. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I hope that you can hold onto all the good memories and let go of the bad ones and come together as a family, again. Love, Pam
I can’t think of your Dad without thinking of your Mother too. What a pair they were….laughing, cooking, partying, planning your house. They always seemed romantic to me and I know he lost the ‘love of his life’ when he lost her.
When you guys lived in Plymouth and I came to stay all night with Sharon your Dad would get up in the middle of the night and take bring me home if I got scared because I was so far away from home; I was glad when you moved to Willard!
Donny, you did a heroic job with him.
I remember so many things about Uncle June. I remember when he returned home from the Army and I was a little girl…he hugged me and was so glad to be with his family. I remember going to Plymouth and visiting him at the store. He and Uncle Bill would tease me and tell me there was a dog, “Bowser”, living in the basement. Funny thing, the dog was never there when I was! He would bring home meat and corn to cook with Aunt Lila, and he would tell jokes and was funny. I know that in later years he was not the same person and he was more or less, a loner. Please know that David and I send our deepest sympathy to you all and I hope that you can remember some of the fun years with your dad. Fondly, Susan