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Laddie G. Kovar

On July 21, 1937, Ladislaus, known as Laddie G. Kovar, of Lyons, Ohio, was born in Swanton, Ohio to Joseph and Frances (Vaculik) Kovar. He died Saturday February 18, 2017 from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.

He was the 4th of five children and lived his entire life in Fulton County. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary and High School in Assumption, graduating in 1955. He went on to Macomber Vocational for Machine Shop training, and was a carded Journeyman toolmaker. Laddie worked in the tool and die trade and farmed for the majority of his life. He operated a farm drainage business until his retirement. He enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks and watches, gardening, polka dances and daily coffee shop visits. In his retirement, he enjoyed two trips to Europe, where his second language of Czech was useful.

He is survived by his children, Daniel (Sally) Kovar, Carol (Roger) Dulaney, Terry (Jean) Kovar, Steven Kovar, Linda (Johnny) Hernandez, Ann (John) Kovar-Youngen; sister, Patricia Issak; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Laddie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Robert; and sister, Frances.

Marriages were to Carolyn (Johnston) Kovar/Uhlik and Betty (Waldron) McClure/Kovar.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 24th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora (419.644.3601), where a Vigil service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home Saturday, February 25th at 11:30 a.m. and follow with a Mass of Resurrection at 12:00 (Noon) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption with Father Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or directed to the family.

Residence: Lyons, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, February 24th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora

Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, February 25th at 12 (Noon) at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption

Interment at a later date: St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption

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I'm sorry to hear of Uncle Laddie's accident. He was such a nice, wonderful person and always took the time to say a kind word to everyone he knew. He really will be missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do during this difficult time. All my thoughts, prayers and blessings are with all of you. May the God Lord bless you and keep you during this sorrowful time.

Barbara Kovar Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM

To Dan, Carol and the Kovar family: My sympathies go out to you on the death of your father Laddie. He is in my prayers and those of many of our parishioners.

Fr. David Bruning Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Laddie's passing. May he rest in peace. Remembering the fun times we had with your family years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Betty

Bob and Betty Carter Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear that Laddie passed away. I knew him since we were children and our mothers were good friends. When we were teenagers there was a group from the area that did Czech Folk Dancing and we drove to practice in Toledo. Whenever Laddie drove to practice, we all had to hold on to our seats.

Lydia Oprsal Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM

sad to hear about my good old friend, always enjoyed my time with him . Kenny Stutzman Middlebury, Indiana

Kenny Stutzman -- Middlebury, Indiana Feb 22 2017 12:00 AM

Laddie was a true friend and a dedicated parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons. He had kids he could be proud of. May he be at peace forever in God's Kingdom

Rev. Thomas Extejt Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Laddie.s traject accident. May friends,family and God be with all at this sad time.

Dick and Carol Kleck Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Laddie's passing. You have our ' Deepest Sympathy ' You are in our prayers.

Jerome and Anita Vaculik Racine Wi. Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss! Sending my thoughts, prayers,hugs and love!! Jenni

Jennifer Vollmer Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

Rich and I send our condolences Dan and Sally, God speed Laddie

Rich and Fran Spencer Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

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