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Leonard Zuber

Leonard F. Zuber, 74, of Payne, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 surrounded by his family, at his residence.

Leonard was born in Payne on August 1, 1937, a son of the late Isabelle (Wetli) and Frank  Zuber.

He served in the U.S. Army, from 1960 to 1962. Leonard was a retired farmer, also worked at Dana Corp. and was a Benton Twp. Trustee from 1990 to 2010.   He enjoyed pheasant hunting, sports, gardening, traveling and wintering in Florida. Leonard was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, but enjoyed his grandchildren's sporting events most of all. Leonard was a proud member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Church Choir.

On Oct. 5, 1963 he married Marilyn Gonya.

Leonard will be sadly missed by his wife, Marilyn; children Mike (Cindy) of Fort Wayne, Steve (Nicole) of Van Wert, Laura (Rich) Brinkman of Monroeville, IN, Karen (Eric) Overholt of Delphos, Greg (Ruth) of Fort Wayne; siblings, Russell (Carol) of Payne & Beatrice (Leonard) Karr of Garrett, IN; brother-in-law, Gary Wobler of Carmel, IN; former exchange student son, Dan Gadioma of NY, NY & 13 grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death are his siblings, Arlene Wobler & David.  

Viewing is Monday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm, and Tuesday 9-9:30 am at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

The rosary will be recited Monday at 8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne, at 10 am on Tuesday, February 21st,  with Rev. G. Allan Fillman officiating.

He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are to Divine Mercy School.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Beatie, Marilyn and family - I just heard of your great loss and wish you to know my heart is heavy for you. Although we are miles apart, I have great memories of the Zuber family and our past. I remember Leonard (Pud?) as such a fun loving gentleman.  My prayers are with you all.    Friend Norma

Norma Clinton Feb 21 2012 12:00 AM

Mike, Greg, and Zuber Family,

Our deepest condolences for the passing of Mr. Zuber.  You all are in our thoughts and prayers. - Larry Griffin/EIS

Larry Griffin Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

Your family has our sympathy and our prayers. My God hold your in the palm of his hand in this difficult time.   Wilma and Jerry Buckland

Wilma and Jerry Buckland Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

Zuber family, Leonard was such a great man, i am sure the family will forever miss their dad. I noticed on the calender last week was 25 years since my dad passed away & it does get easier as time goes on, but you just have to remember all the fond memories you all enjoyed with him. My thoughts are with your family in these hard times.

                         Chad Benschneider

Chad Benschneider Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Zuber family, Condolences from our family to yours.
I enjoyed my time with Leonard at K of C functions and other social
He will be missed by many.

Louis and Carol Hohman family Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.  Our prayers are with you.

Larry R & Kim Coomer Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

marilyn and family
so sorry to hear of leonard's passing-may god be with you during this time of loss.
you and your family are in our prayers.
helen & harry seslar

helen seslar Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Marilyn and family, Judy Wannemacher e-mailed me and told me of your loss of Leonard.  I want to give you and your family my deepest sympathy and to let you know you will be in my prayers asking for added strength to get you through these difficult times.  He is now at peace and will suffer no more. Bless all of you.  Sincerely, Pat Vasquez

Pat (Schaefer) Vasquez Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy Marilyn to you and your family in the loss of Leonard.
Great memories of your visit in Florida and especially playing cards at the Gonya house in Bonita w/Donna & Paul.  Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Karl & Barbara Gates Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM

Marilyn and Family,
We are praying for you and your family!
maurie and carol

Maurie & Carol Brady Feb 19 2012 12:00 AM

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