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Charlotte A. (Gehrlich) Leiter

October 2, 1928 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 93)
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Charlotte A. Leiter, 93, of Van Wert passed away at 8:10 PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Vancrest of Van Wert. She was born on October 2, 1928, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lillian (Kemper) Gehrlich . On November 30, 1945, she married Frederic W. Leiter, who passed away October 31, 2015. Together, they shared nearly 70 years of marriage.

Charlotte was a homemaker.

She was a very active member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Van Wert.

Charlotte enjoyed bowling, gardening, reading and, most importantly, spending time with her family and friends. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross for many years.

Surviving are her 4 children, Steve (Janet) Leiter of Fairfield, Ohio, Patty (John) Bigelow of Middle Point, Becki (Ed) Weingartner of Ft Wayne and Paul (Laura) Leiter of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, 1 brother and a great grandson.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Van Wert, with Pastor Kurt Klingbeil, officiating. Interment will follow in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point.

Family and friends will be received from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, OH and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charlotte`s memory may be directed to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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September 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

September 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
705 S. Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

September 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
705 S. Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

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