Leon W. Ogden, 82, was U.S. Navy Seabee, carpenter, leatherworker

By on April 30, 2014

Leon W. Ogden, 82, of Lititz, died April 26, 2014 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in Idana, Kansas, he was the son of the late Frank G. and Edna Ogden. He was preceded in death by his wife Leona Ogden.

Leon served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during the Korean War. He was a carpenter by trade and a member of Carpenters Local Union 214, Lebanon.

He was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and sharing the items he made with those he loved. He and Leona were leatherworkers and made guitar straps, wallets, belts and handbags. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lititz and Lancaster Treasure Hunters Club.

Leon is survived by a brother: Lyle Ogden of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and a sister: LaVerne, wife of Don Hetherington, Denver, Colo.

Funeral Services for Leon will be held April 30, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, at 2 p.m., with the Reverend James R. Gable, Jr. officiating. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment with Military Honors will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz.

Contributions in memory of Leon may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send online condolences to the family, visit richardheiseyfuneralhome.com.

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