Herman Louis Leukhardt, age 97, of E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville passed away Saturday evening, March 10, 2018 in St. Paul's. 

He was born in Greenville, PA on October 16, 1920 a son of Louis A. and Anna (Goetsch) Leukhardt. He was a 1939 graduate of the former Penn High School and furthering his education at Toledo Meat Cutting School and Penn State College in agriculture. On October 15, 1941 Herman married the former C.  Genevieve Moats, she passed away March 21, 2014; they had been married for 73 years.

Throughout his life, he was self employed, operating and owning an excavating business along with various other businesses in the Greenville area with the help of his wife. Many people relied on him to repair and make parts for machinery when no one else could fix them. In recent years, besides repairing things, he very much enjoyed blacksmithing. He also enjoyed sharing his knowledge with anyone interested in learning the art.

He was a member of Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ, New Castle Consistory, Shriner's in Erie, Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club where he helped lay the ground work for the club and was the club's resident blacksmith through the July 2017 show, and was a 32nd degree Mason F&AM #424. 

He is survived by a daughter; Judy Leary and her husband David of Jamestown, five grandchildren; Dr. Erin E. Leary Pararas and her husband George of Marblehead, MA, Commander Ryan Leary and his wife Sara of USN Yokosuka, Japan, Dr. William Leukhardt and his wife Ashley of Richfield, OH, Brenda Tuttle and her husband Joe of Las Vegas, NV, and Milade Saieh Ault and her husband Dean of Naples, FL, eleven great grandchildren; Aeton Pararas, Silas Leary, Judson Leary, Alyssa Leukhardt, Nathanial Leukhardt, Julia Leukhardt, Morgan Tuttle, Tyler Tuttle, Zoey Tuttle, Isabella Ault and Noah Ault. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son, Herman L. Leukhardt, Jr. and four siblings, Evelyn Hintz, Geraldine Crosby, Harold Leukhardt, and Robert Leukhardt.

As per Herman's wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Inurnment will be private in Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club, P.O. Box 168, 4026 Route 322, Williamsfield, OH 44093. 

Arrangements entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.



  1. Debbie Pressler Abbott Debbie Pressler Abbott
    March 12, 2018    

    Judy and family my love and prayers to your family. Hermie was always there for the neighborhood kids. My growing up was enriched by having him as a neighbor landlord and friend. He always took the time to do things like roller skating tubing in the river at the swimming hole . He even would make a path behind our house so we all could walk to the river. I have so many good memories of him. I was blessed he was in my life.

  2. Karen Drake Karen Drake
    March 12, 2018    

    Judy and family. For 40 years I have known Herm and was honored to have him apart of my life. There was many times that he brought tears to my eyes with his stories. I will miss him greatly.. heaven gained another angel.

  3. Rodger Rodger
    March 13, 2018    


    Our deepest sympathy from the Klenovich family. Your father was a one of a kind. I always respected him so much. He and my dad were alike in so many ways. I did not know until just now that they were born only 4 days apart. I have sometimes thought of what it would have been like if they had stayed in business together all these years and Herm, Jr. and I had worked with them……they had such a wealth of knowledge and common sense to pass along. And our mothers…both perfect complements to them.

    I pray that the four of them are together again along with Rudy & Irene…..I can almost hear the laughter and banter.

    Warm regards,

  4. Sandra Royal Sandra Royal
    March 13, 2018    

    Dave and Judy – My deepest sympathy to you both and your family on the loss of your father. He was a great man in many regards. My Father went to see him many times for repair of equipment for the farm.

  5. Denny and Tammy Lowry Denny and Tammy Lowry
    March 14, 2018    

    Dave and Judy& family.So sorry for your loss.Herm was a great neighbor when we lived next to him.He was always helpful and told us many good memories.

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