Leonard H. Beck, age 98 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 31, 2018, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold.
He was born June 10, 1920, near Archbold, the son of Henry and Emma (Nofziger) Beck.
He married Wilma Eichorn on Oct. 6, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2007.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold/Pettisville area, he farmed and worked doing carpentry for Earl Beck, and later, Paul Ruffer.
He, with his wife, took two trips to Alaska and he recently wished to go back. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, vacationing in northern Michigan and wintering in Florida.
He attended the Archbold Evangelical Church.
He is survived by five children, Janet (Dale) Burkholder of Wauseon, Karen (Jon) Stauffer of Milford, Neb., Sharon (Tom) Lemon of Columbia City, Ind., Allen Beck of Cathedral City, Calif., and Carol Rowe of Fort Myers, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice (Archie) Kauffman of Archbold.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Earl Beck and Verden Beck; five sisters, Florence Miller, Elnora Rupp, Ella Beck, Ilva Nofziger and Lucille Rychener.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Archbold Evangelical Church with Pastor Jesse Kahler officiating. Interment preceded at 10 a.m., Monday, in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests that memorials be given to the Special Care Unit at Fairlawn Haven. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.