Leonard Hileman, 62, Wabash, died April 4 at his residence. He was born June 2, 1951 to Leonard Hileman and Evelyn (Schultz) Hileman in Wabash.
Leonard graduated from Wabash High School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1971-1977. He worked at the Laketon Refinery for 20 years. Leonard was then employed at Warsaw Plating Works, then retired from AM General, Mishawaka in 2011. Lenny was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and also enjoyed watching the IU Hoosier basketball games. He loved to travel and camp, and spent many summer days on his Harley Davidson. He was quick witted, with a sharp sense of humor, and always had a good joke to share. He spent many nights relaxing with his family and friends around a campfire, sharing stories and laughing, often with Jimmy Buffet in the background. He married Trysh Von Stetina on Sept. 10, 2012; she survives.
Leonard is also survived by his son, Ryne (Sandra) Hileman, Akron; four daughters, Melissa (Shannon) Carter, North Manchester; Stephanie (Harry) Bekel, Wabash; Rebecca (Billy) Tolson, Wabash; Meghann (Brian) Foust, North Manchester; two brothers, Ronnie (Aleda) Hileman, Summersville, W.V.; Donnie Hileman, Summersville, W.V., and 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 14 at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post #402, Troyer Road, Laketon. Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. at the Post and immediately following the service. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.