Leo J. Tebbe, 85, of 00995 Southland Road in rural New Bremen, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1928, in Glynwood, to William and Mary (Kramer) Tebbe.
On April 25, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, he married Mary A. Craft, who survives.
He is also survived by six sons, Mike (Mary) Tebbe of St. Marys; Dan (Linda) Tebbe of St. Marys; Allen (Sandi) Tebbe of Bowling Green; Jerry (Stacey) Tebbe of St. Marys; Paul (Vonnie Noel) Tebbe of Rockford and Kevin (Sharon) Tebbe of Mount Gilead; three daughters, Diane (Mark) Batcher of Beavercreek; Annette (Mike) Hensley of Lima and Brenda (Sam) Conley of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (Jay) Meyring of Amsterdam, N.Y.; and Pauline Reinhart of Portland, Ind.; four brothers, Lawrence (Rita) Tebbe of Wapakoneta; Ray Tebbe of Tipp City; Don (Marjorie) Tebbe of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Alvin (Edna) Tebbe of Celina; two sisters-in-law, Jan Craft of St. Marys and Ruth Craft of St. Marys and four brothers-in-law, Vic (Mary) Craft of Milford; Ken (Judy) Craft of St. Marys; Melvin (LaDonna) Craft of Montezuma and Dave (Luana) Craft of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eunice Tobe, parents-in-law Bernard and Estelle Craft and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jack Tobe, Vic Reinhart, Marilyn Tebbe, Don Craft, Carl Craft and Bernard (Rita) Craft.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Tebbe was retired form Beatrice Foods Corp. in New Bremen, where he worked as a stationary engineer.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys and the American Legion in Coldwater.
Leo and Mary enjoyed square dancing and were charter members of Tri-Squares Square Dance Club. He also liked to fish and care for his large vegetable garden. Most of all, he liked to spoil his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial is cheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Frisday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, officiant.
Burial, with graveside military honors, will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Ohio 703 West Chapel, in St. Marys
Memorial contributions may be directed to either the Mary Knoll Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.