Keith E. Leiter

November 18, 1934 - February 21, 2016

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Friday, February 26, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Hope Lutheran Church, 1826 Trinity Drive, Huntertown


Friday, February 26, 11:00 AM
Our Hope Lutheran Church, 1826 Trinity Drive, Huntertown


Keith Edward Leiter, 81, of Huntertown died Sunday, February 21, 2016, in Ashton Creek Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.

He was a lifetime area resident.

Mr. Leiter served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959 and 1961-1963.

He retired from Magnavox in Fort Wayne after 27 years where he was a supply manager/supervisor.

He was an active member of Our Hope Lutheran Church in Huntertown where he served as an officer. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 178 in Garrett, the Lions Club in Huntertown, and the United Commercial Travelers of America.

He was born November 18, 1934, in Ege to Glen and Laura (Mallon) Leiter.

On June 1, 1957, in Kendallville he married Shirley A. Hammel. She survives in Huntertown.

Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn (Bob) VanEgmond of Canon City, Colorado and DeAnna (Rich) Chambers of Fort Wayne; a son, Keith E. (Judi) Leiter, II of Knoxville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Kristin (Chris) Hildreth of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ryan Monesmith of Boulder, Colorado, and Kyle Chambers of Detroit, Michigan; and a sister, Linda Tyler of LaOtto.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Suzanne Buehrer.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Our Hope Lutheran Church, 1826 Trinity Drive, Huntertown with Pastor Joe Fichtner officiating. Burial will be in Marion National Cemetery in Marion at 2 p.m.

Calling is Friday, February 26, 2016, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Mental Health America of Indiana or to the family.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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David Caldwell
March 6th, 2016 2:20pm
Seattle, WA

My condolences to your entire family during this time of loss. I know Keith Senior was a man of great integrity, strength, and moral standing, which he has passed on to his children and grandchildren. You are missed, but will never be forgotten Mr. Leiter.

Scott Billow
February 25th, 2016 9:55am
Alcoa, Tennessee

Sorry for your loss Keith, Praying for you and your Family.

Mike and Vikki Marti
February 25th, 2016 5:31am
Fort Wayne

Keith had a large personality that will be missed by all those who loved him. Shirley, all his children and grandchildren you are in our prayers.

David and Kathy Conklin
February 22nd, 2016 6:55pm
Battle Creek, Michigan

We will miss Keith at the Hammel Reunion for we come to every year. We are sending prayers to Shirley and Family-My Cousin.