Lennard Landel, 66, of rural Waldron, Mich., died at home Jan. 7, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 17, 1952, in Tecumseh, Mich., to the late Floyd and Marie (Maybe) Landel. He married the love of his life, Lou Ann Davis, on July 27, 1974, in Hillsdale and she survives.
Lennard was a life-long farmer. Before graduating from Waldron High School in 1971, he was co-captain of the football team in 1969 and 1970 and played on the SCAA League Championship football team as a freshman in 1967. He also worked 22 years as a press operator for Chase Brass and Copper in Holiday City, Ohio.
A lover of the outdoors, Lennard loved farming, as well as hunting and fishing. He had a creative talent and could fix, build, weld, fabricate, or invent anything he put his mind to, including many pieces in his family’s home. He was also known for making the best pies, cobbler and cinnamon rolls. Most of all, Lennard loved his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Chesna (and Ryan) Schaedler and Garrett Landel (and Hope Reister), all of Waldron; his grandchildren, Gannon Willitts, Maisen, Blakesleigh and Jack Schaedler; a sister, Dianna (and Larry) Myers of Whitehouse, Ohio; two brothers, Darrel (and Sue) Landel of Waldron and Gary (and Linda) Landel of Greenbush, Mich.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee or to a charity of the donor’s choice.