Marcel Albert Louis Leysens, b. Dec12, 1922. d. July 6, 2018
Marcel Albert Louis Leysens died peacefully at Providence Care Center in Sandusky, OH after 95 years. Marcel was preceded in death by his father, Auguste Leysens (father), Charlette Leysens (mother), Maurice Leysens (brother) and Camelia Susanne Renee ( née Poppelsdorff ) Leysens (wife d. 2008).
Marcel is survived immediately by Auguste Louis Leysens (son, wife Maria), Adele Lucille (nèe Leysens) Calmer (daughter) and Maurice Albert Leysens (son, wife Nancy). Marcel and Camelia also have seven grandchildren Brian (wife Paula) Calmer, Keith (wife Ashley) Calmer, Mackenzie Calmer, Anna Calmer, Casey Calmer, Nicholas Leysens, Gregory Leysens (Auguste and Maria) , Isabelle Leysens and Perry Leysens (Maurice and Nancy). And finally, great grandchild Landon Calmer (Brian and Paula), Emma and Kaylee Calmer (Keith and Ashley) and Claire Calmer (Casey).
Marcel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to a newly immigrated family from Belgium. The family soon moved to the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. After school Marcel pursued a career in art, attending the Cleveland School of Art. This was interrupted by WWII. Marcel enlisted in the Navy and was in active duty on the USS Oakland achieving the rank of Coxswain. Marcel’s father unexpectedly died while he was on tour. He returned to the States after that and remained. He met Camelia (b. Rouen, France) during this time. Camelia and Marcel were wed on Nov 20, 1948 in Ft Wayne, IN. Marcel was a man devoted to his family. Marcel and Camelia were married for 60 years. Marcel worked at the same place as his father, replacing him in trade and role at Photo Litho Plate. He worked there until his retirement in 1983.
Marcel had many interests throughout his life. A lifelong talent for drawing and painting and a passion for photography. An avid amateur historian (in particular, America’s Civil War) and a model ship builder, for which he built a dozen or more in retirement.
Please join the Leysens family in keeping Marcel in your thoughts and prayers. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 am at Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky. Rev. Dr. Eric Bodenstab of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Any additional condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Lieu of Flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Providence Care Center, 2025 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Arrangements entrusted to David F Koch Funeral & Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave, Sandusky.