GROSCH, LEONIDAS B

Leonidas Berton “Lon” Grosch, 81, of Versailles, passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at 1:20 a.m. at Brookdale of Greenville.  He was born on Dec. 1, 1935 in Darke County, to the late Charles & Inez (Laing) Grosch.

He is survived by his siblings, Merlin (Marilyn) Grosch of Arcanum, Arthur (Wanda) Grosch of St. Louis and Erma Hocker of Greenville; brothers in law and sisters in law, William “Bill” Wolfe of Greenville, Ronnie Joe Wolfe of Union City, Terry Wolfe of Greenville and Evelyn Grosch of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Wolfe) Grosch whom he married on April 16, 1955 and brother, Norman Grosch.

Lon was honorably discharge from the United States Army after serving our country for 6 years.  For most of his life Lon worked as a farmer but also worked at the Ohio Soft Water Company and Grosch Quality Water in Greenville.  He was also a member of the Dulcimer Club in Darke County.

There will be a service held on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Ansonia First Church of God, Ansonia, with Pastor Derek Specht officiating.  Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery, Brock. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com.

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