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LEONARD FRANK LUCIUS

d. June 29, 2010

Leonard Frank Lucius, age 64, of Baltic, Ohio formerly of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday afternoon June 29, 2010 at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Division Wade Park VA Hospital.

Leonard was born in Carey to the late Aloysius J. and Mildred A. (Fox) Lucius on November 5, 1945. He married Ann Schoen in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin on June 1, 1974, she survives in Tiffin.

Other survivors include; two daughters, Stephanie (Regina Kipps) Lucius of Tiffin and Sarah (Aaron) Shellhouse of Tiffin; four granddaughters, McKenna, Peyton and Quinn Shellhouse and Shelby Lucius; four brothers, Vincent, Ralph, Harold, and Herman Lucius all of Tiffin; seven sisters, Mary Jo Cramer of Bucyrus, Theresa Ziegler of McCutchenville, Oleta Miller of Republic, Marie Priddy of Delaware, Ohio, Inez Lauterbur of Tiffin, Viola Ink of Tiffin and Leona Mogle of Tiffin.

Leonard was preceded by two brothers, Joseph and Mark Lucius.

Leonard attended school at St. Joseph and was a member of the Calvert High School class of 1964. He was drafted into the Army on November 18, 1965 and was discharged on November 18, 1967. He graduated boot camp from Fort Jackson, S.C. He then served at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas where he drove for Colonel Taylor. He served during the Vietnam War in the A Battery, 330 3rd Artillery. He received a National Defense Medal and a Marksmanship Medal. He also received a Presidential Citation from President Lyndon B. Johnson. He retired from the United States Army. Leonard was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and a life member of the Amvets Post #48 and the Disabled American Veteran’s #34.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M., Friday, July 2, 2010 at Traunero Funeral Home, 214 South Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio, 44883, 419-447-3113. A wake service will be held at 7:45 P.M. at the funeral home.

Prayers will be said at 1:30 P.M.,Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the funeral home, followed by the Mass at 2 P.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will take place immediately following in St. Joseph Cemetery. The rosary will be recited 20 minutes prior to the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amvets Post #48.

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