Brehm, Leland

Written by David Green.

Leland Brehm, 88, of Delta, Ohio, died Aug. 9, 2010, in the home he built for his family.

He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Fayette, Ohio, to Harold and Stella (Eicher) Brehm.

Leland served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed mainly at Pearl Harbor. After the war, he attended trade school to become a finish carpenter and later started his own construction company. He built many fine houses and oversaw commercial projects for businesses throughout northwest Ohio.

He held several positions after that, retiring from Dunbar Drilling in Swanton, Ohio. In retirement, he continued to work as a consultant in the water-treatment industry.

Leland enjoyed camping, fishing, working in his woods, and spending time with his family. He was a life-long learner, earning his private pilot’s license in his 50s.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lauretta (Vandock); three daughters, Nancy (and Robert) Perkins, Kathleen (and Robert) Chirdon, and JoAnne (and Terry) Cousino; grandchildren, Robert and Dayna Perkins, Kerri and Tyler Chirdon, and Kimberly Cousino; brothers, Merlyn (and Diane), Lowell (and Barbara), and Calvin (and Lelia).

A sister, Lois (and Edwin) Ament, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church in German Township. Interment will follow at Lauber Hill Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Ohio State Parks Legacy Foundation, P.O Box 295, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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