Joseph W. Leichty

March 10, 1930January 23, 2013

JOSEPH W. LEICHTY, 82, of Grabill, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at his home. Born March 16, 1930 in Allen Co. Member of Sunrise Chapel in Harlan. Surviving are his sons, Bruce Leichty, Rex Leichty and Kevin Leichty all of Grabill; daughter, Lynette (Gladwin) Gingerich of Spencerville; grandchildren, Benjiman (Ashly) Leichty, Amber (Justin) Miller, Jared Leichty, Zachary Leichty, Chereasa (Ryan) Roeth, Miranda (Beare) Bradtmiller, Aaron Gingerich; and five great-grandchildren; sister, Mae Delagrange. He was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia (Miller) Leichty; and a sister, Betty June Stoll. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Sunrise Chapel in Harlan, Ind., with calling one hour prior. Pastor Lael Barkman officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Church. Burial in Yaggy Cemetery, Grabill, Ind. Arrangements by Hockemeyer Funeral Home 17629 S.R. 37 Harlan, Ind. 46743.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 27, 2013

Joseph W. Leichty

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Larry and Cindy Miller

January 29, 2013


I have many fond memories of my uncle Joe. I remember many times watching him fill up our oil tank from his Sinclair truck. I would watch out of a frosty window thinking what a cold job that was. It seems like just yesterday.

Most of all, what I remember about uncle Joe is how he treated us twins. He always talked to us like we were real people...not bothersome kids.

When he came by the garage where dad and I worked, he would always make a special effort to talk to me and not just my dad.

I always loved to go to your mom and dad's house. Seems like I recall a maze of sorts set up in the basement made with sheets and chairs. Great fun for a kid :-)

Joe Leichty was a fine uncle and I have nothing but good memories of him. I'm sure many including my mom and dad were there to welcome him home as he entered heaven. It will be a glorious family reunion when we join them some day.

May God comfort you and give you peace in your time of sorrow.

Sherie and Larry Strong

January 28, 2013

Dear Cousins,

I have many fond memories of playing in your barn with the kittens and at your house. Your folks always had such a great sense of humor. They had to when us twins would visit! It was great to see Joe a few years ago when we visited all the aunts and uncles.

We are sorry for your loss, but we can just picture Aunt Amelia, my dad and mom, James and Mary Miller and so many others greeting him with such joy as he enters his heavenly home and embraces his loving Savior Jesus Christ, and hears, well done, thou good and faithful servant. God bless you all. I bet Mary and Amelia are quilting for Jesus in Heaven! :) How blessed we all have been to have a Christian heritage from Grandma and Grandpa Miller. One day we shall all be around His throne, praising our Lord and telling stories of how we overcame by the blood of the Lamb.

Love and prayers, Sherie and Larry Strong, daughter and son-in-law of James and Mary. Estes Park. Colorado