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Leo Eugene Szabo

Leo Eugene Szabo, age 88, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2018 at the Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center. He was born April 10, 1929 in Delta, Ohio to Rose (Patyi) and Steven Szabo. He graduated from Ai in 1947 and married Marilyn Jean Kidder on July 21, 1951 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Assumption.

Leo was a lifelong farmer and long-time member of St. Richard Catholic Parish. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved boating and fishing on Lake Erie, and in his later years, salmon fishing up north in Pentwater, Michigan. He also enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Lytton Fox Hunters Club.

Leo is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Jean; daughters, Vicky (Doug) Koepke, Peggy (Rod) Liedel and Sandra Grove; 7 grandchildren Brooke (Ben) Roberts, Michael (Lish) Grove, Ryan (Bethany) Liedel, Andrew (Kate) Koepke, Michelle Grove, Kayla Liedel and Greg (Robyn) Koepke; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Szabo, Margaret Ann Szabo, Betty Krumel and Norma Kidder; brother-in-law, Joe Kidder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Steve and Frank Szabo and sisters, Mary Turi and Leona Vishi.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 21st from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, with Fr. Adam Hertzfeld presiding. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Richard's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Sunday, January 21st from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Mass of Resurrection: Monday, January 22nd at 11:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church

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R.I.P Leo, may God comfort your family and soften thier pain. My deepest condolences.

Anie Akpan Jan 21 2018 12:00 AM

God be with you now as you face this time of sorrow. For a short period of time, Leo and Jean were terrific step-grandparents to my son, Scott. This was a long time ago, but it is a kindness I've never forgot and never will. May Jean and her family have the Lord's comfort in their days of grief..

Jerry Kunkel Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family for your loss. May your prayers to the God of all comfort (2 Co. 1:3-4) sustain you during this most stressful time.

Emanuel Family Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Jean & Family: We are so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. We remember you both from Ai School and from your shopping at the Burkey Market in Ai, so many years ago. Pat, Phyllis & Penny Burkey

Penelope Burkey Reder Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

To Jean and Family We were saddened to read about Leo's illness and passing, We send our love and sincere sympathy to all the family.

John and Bonnie Mandly Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

Let God's promise soften your sorrow. Wishing all of you the peace that comes from knowing God. Deepest sympathy. The Lavers

John W. and Carla Laver Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM

To Jean and family: On behalf of my brother, Nelson Hagerman, my sister, Bonnie Markley, and myself, I'm sending condolences from us all. Our father, Howard "Ned"Hagerman was a friend of Leo's and a fellow Lytton Fox Hunter.

Linda (Hagerman) Doyle Jan 19 2018 12:00 AM