petermanleonardLIMA — Leonard Lee Peterman, age 58, returned home to Heaven at 4:00 a.m. Thursday, November 24, 2016 at his home.
Leonard was born December 21, 1957 in Columbia, S.C. to the late William Harold and Betty Jean (Bruce) Peterman. On August 2, 2003 he married Cheryl Lynn (Cramer) Peterman who survives in Lima.
Leonard was a 1976 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School. He worked as a HVAC Technician and Service Manager for R. A. Flynn and Son. Leonard had previously worked for Coca Cola and Pepsi. He was a member of the Lima Scubanauts, was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings and loved music and camping. Most of all he loved spending time with family and friends.
He was blessed with a family who loved him dearly, wife, Cheryl Lynn Peterman of Lima, his children, Anthony Lee (Mindy) Peterman of Lima, Matthew Scott (Maranda) Peterman of Morrow, Loralie Elizabeth (Scott) Adams of Fishers, IN and Jerad Thomas Rhonehouse of Lima; grandchildren, Madison and Mackenzie Peterman, Chloe and Scarlet Grey Peterman, Elizabeth “Ellie”, Emma and Jaxson Adams.
Other survivors include Brothers, Ronald (Connie) Peterman of Bluffton, James (Kanjana) Peterman of Rawson, Kenneth Peterman of Cape Coral, FL; sister, Deb (Wes) Montgomery of Rawson; the mother of his sons, Sue Grillot of Morrow; sister-in-law, Rhonda Bakle of Paulding; brother-in-law, Scott Cramer of Payne; his beloved K-9 friends, Lady, Smokey and Bandit and his beloved feline friends, Marble and Pete.
He is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ainsley Adams and sister, Darlene Peterman.
Memorial services will begin 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45805. Pastor Wade Melton will officiate the service.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Rita’s Hospice.
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