Teddy Dewayne Leiter, age 81, of Akron, died on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at 5:48 p.m. in the ER at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1942, in Kosciusko County, Warsaw, to Roy and Willodean Brown Leiter. He attended Claypool High School.
Ted married Karen J. Kreighbaum on July 8, 1960, at the Akron Church of God.
They lived in the Akron area all of their life, celebrating 63 years of marriage.
Ted worked and retired from Zimmer in Warsaw, where he worked as a machinist. He enjoyed fishing, camping, building things, traveling and going to all of his grandkids sporting events. He attended Silver Creek Church of God in Silver Lake. He also helped the Earl-Love Funeral Home with funerals.
Ted was well known by many people for his loving, kind heart and wiliness to help anyone. A very humble man that shared his love and will never be forgotten.
Surviving Ted is his wife, Karen Leiter, of Akron; two daughters, Tammy Newman, of Akron; and Tracey (spouse Jim) Moore, of Mentone; one son, Tim (spouse Cynthia) Leiter, of Leesburg; one brother, Jim (spouse Serta) Leiter, of Arizona; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Ted in death are his parents; two brothers, Pete and Ronnie Leiter; and a son-in-law, Don Newman.
Visitation and viewing will be Saturday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Silver Creek Church of God, County Line Road, West County Road 1300 South, Silver Lake.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. following visitation with Pastor David Sullivan officiating and assisted by Pastor Tom Craig. Burial will be at a later date in the Silver Creek Cemetery.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of Ted, you may do so to the Silver Creek Church of God or to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Online condolences may be sent to earllovefuneralhome.com.
The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of Ted Leiter.