Leonard B. Alt, age 81, of Pemberville, OH passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Hospice of Northwest
Ohio, Toledo, OH.
On September 25, 1927, he was born in New Washington, OH to Roma and Patronilla (Wechter) Alt. In Genoa,
OH he married Sara Hillard on October 13, 1982, and she survives.
During WWII he was a Merchant Marine stationed in the Pacific.
Leonard was owner and barber at Alt’s Barber Shop in Genoa, OH from 1950-68 and was the Postmaster in
Genoa, OH and Perrysburg, OH. Later in his life he was an auctioneer and a real estate agent for Paul
Sargent Associates, Sulphur Springs Realty and Home Town Realty.
He was a member of Blessed John XXIII Catholic Community, Perrysburg, OH; former Grand Knight of the
Knights of Columbus, Genoa, OH; past president of Genoa Kiwanis and member of Kiwanis of Perrysburg, OH;
Ottawa County Board of Mental Retardation; Genoa Park Board and Genoa Civic Theater.
Leonard was very passionate about his family and experiencing life.
Survivors include his wife: Sara "Sally" Alt of Pemberville, OH; daughter: Susan (John) Berry
of Berlin Center, OH; sons: Thomas (Susan) Alt of Bartlett, IL; Daniel Alt of Howell, MI, John (Denise)
Alt of Williston, OH; Robert Alt of Dexter, MI; stepdaughters: Terie Dotson of Toledo, OH, and Julie
Swords of Powell, OH; stepson: Nick Challen of Orange Park, FL; 16 grandchildren; sister: Doris Kaple of
New Washington, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Kathryn Wenslick; brothers: Benjamin, Gerald and Jerome.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral
Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH where a Vigil Service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be conducted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Blessed John
XXIII Community Church, 24250 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, OH where there will be additional visitation
from 10 a.m. until time of services. Officiating will be Father Herb Weber.
Those giving a memorial contribution may wish to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Blessed John XXIII
or St. Louis Soup Kitchen, Toledo, OH.
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