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Leonard Siebenaler

Leonard B. Siebenaler, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022. He was 88 years old.

He was born May 30, 1934, in Huntington, to Bernard and Susan (Ruppert) Siebenaler. He was a 1952 graduate of Hicksville High School, and a life-long farmer. Siebenaler was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Hicksville Rotary Club, Defiance County Farm Bureau, Defiance County Soil Conservation District and the Tri-State German Club.

Siebenaler served with the U.S. Army from 1956 – 1958 in Germany. On May 1, 1958, he married Anita Hoffelder in St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Bundenthal, Germany. 

He is survived by his wife, Anita; two brothers-in-law in Germany; one sister-in-law in Switzerland; one brother-in law Donald Pranger of Plymouth MI; two sons, Michael (Christa) Siebenaler of Auburn, Indiana, and Joseph Siebenaler; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard, infant Bernard, and Eldon Siebenaler; and four sisters, Ethelinda Schiesser, Joann Pranger, Rita Roalofs, and Julianna Wilson.

Visitation for Leonard B. Siebenaler will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 706 North Main Street, Hicksville, Ohio.  Funeral services for Leonard will immediately follow in the funeral home beginning at 12 p.m. with Father Daniel Borgelt officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville, where Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by Hicksville American Legion Post 223. 

In honor of Leonard’s wishes, the family requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Defiance Humane Society, Fort Wayne Channel 39 PBS or to the Hicksville American Legion Post 223 Honor Detail.