Leo J. Wohlever Jr., 83, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Elyria on November 8, 1928 and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for most of his life.
Leo served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Korean war , and was a 61 year member of Laborers Local 310, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of St. Peter Church in North Ridgeville, where he worked the parish Fun Fest in years past. He was also a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. Leo enjoyed gardening, junk collecting, long walks by Lake Erie, and Sunday drives, especially down to Amish country with his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Wohlever of Huntington Township; and son, Norm of North Ridgeville; and sisters, Marian Malone and Teresa Vessalo, both of North Ridgeville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 2010, after 56 years of marriage; parents, Leo J. Sr. and Gertrude (nee Justin) Wohlever; brothers, James, Charles and Joseph Wohlever; sisters, Catherine Barnard, Ruth Becker, Mary Lanzer and Irene Klingshirn; and daughter-in-law, Bobbie Wohlever.
Friends may call Sunday, August 19, 2012, from 2 until 5 P.M., in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. A prayer service will be held Monday, August 20, 2012, at 9:30 A.M., in the funeral home, followed by a 10 A.M. Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 35777 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Reverend Bob Franco will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Post 1079, Elyria.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to North Ridgeville Community Care, 34015 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039.
For further information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.bognerfamilyfuneralhome.com