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Leon Hoernschemeyer

September 14, 2017

Leon Joseph Hoernschemeyer, age 79, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 at his residence after a two year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born July 16, 1938 in Norwalk to the late Aloysius and Gertrude (Hafner) Hoernschemeyer. He served in the US Air force from 1956 until 1959. He was an active member of St. Paragrine’s Chapel in Westlake where Masses are held in Latin. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, visiting wineries, raised Texas Longhorns, where he took them to shows at the Oakridge Festival, Harvest Happenings, Lyme Village and other area fairs. He was a member of the Ohio Horseman Council’s Erie County Chapter.

He is survived by his cousins, Marilyn Clarke and Margaret Clarke, both of Norwalk; brother-in-law, Paul Haas of Bowling Green; and nieces, Christine (Dan Kovalik) Haas and Karen (Tom) Misseldine; daughters, Tricia (Doug Combs) Baker and Tracy (Ronald) Lang; grandchildren, Chas (Jeremy Perez) Lang, Cortney Lang, Kyle (Gabby Oney) Lang and Haleigh Skinner; and numerous Laylin Road kids; and special friends, David (Michelle) Brodke and boys.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosie Haas; and nephews, Tim and Greg Haas.

Friends may call on Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk with the Rev. Paul Schreiner, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Leon Joseph Hoernschemeyer, age 79, of Norwalk, passed away Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 at his residence after a two year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born July 16, 1938 in Norwalk to the late Aloysius and Gertrude (Hafner) Hoernschemeyer. He served in the US Air force from 1956 until 1959. He was an active member of St. Paragrine’s Chapel in Westlake where Masses are held in Latin. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, visiting wineries, raised Texas Longhorns, where he took them to shows at the Oakridge Festival, Harvest Happenings, Lyme Village and other area fairs. He was a member of the Ohio Horseman Council’s Erie County Chapter.

He is survived by his cousins, Marilyn Clarke and Margaret Clarke, both of Norwalk; brother-in-law, Paul Haas of Bowling Green; and nieces, Christine (Dan Kovalik) Haas and Karen (Tom) Misseldine; daughters, Tricia (Doug Combs) Baker and Tracy (Ronald) Lang; grandchildren, Chas (Jeremy Perez) Lang, Cortney Lang, Kyle (Gabby Oney) Lang and Haleigh Skinner; and numerous Laylin Road kids; and special friends, David (Michelle) Brodke and boys.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosie Haas; and nephews, Tim and Greg Haas.

Friends may call on Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk with the Rev. Paul Schreiner, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Lynn & Tim Sparks

Milan, OH
September 18, 2017

We will remember Leon as the OHC "Vice-President-for-Life" and all the times he helped out at the Poker rides. He was always ready to eat a hamburger when we grilled them at a meeting--they were usually from his beef. We miss the Longhorns and hope they have a nice herd for him where he is now.

Heather

September 17, 2017

Paul, Christine, Karen, Marilyn and Margaret you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.