Laurell Leitch 82

Laurell E. “Tuney” Leitch, 82, a resident of rural LaOtto and a life-long resident of Green Township, passed away at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne following an extended illness. Mr. Leitch was born on Dec. 15, 1929, in Kendallville, a son of Noah T. and Edna (Diffendarfer) Leitch. The surviving relatives include his wife Mary Ann, two daughters, a sister, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Green Center United Methodist Church with Pastors Nancy and Austin Fergusson, officiating.The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, or at the church one hour prior to the service Monday morning. Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Green Center United Methodist Church, or to the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Leitch’s memory, log on to