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LeRoy J. Kandel

September 15, 1943 ~ July 8, 2018 (age 74)

DALTON – LeRoy J. Kandel, age 74, passed away on July 8, 2018 after a short battle with heart disease.

Born on September 15, 1943 in Holmes County, OH to the late Eli and Edna (Mast) Kandel, LeRoy was a resident of Dalton since 1965.  Operating his own truck for many years, hauling for various clients, he retired and became owner of H&R Materials in Rittman in 1995, and was also a member and Trustee of Pleasant View Mennonite Church.  LeRoy's passion was auto racing.  Known as the “Flying Dutchman”, he spent many years racing sprint cars and then modified's on the dirt track at Wayne County Speedway.

Preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Clayton Leham, he is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha (Troyer), and their beloved children, Buford (Sheri) Kandel of N. Lawrence, Corene Kandel of Sterling, Danelle Ramsey of Alma, AR; grandchildren, Nikole (Richard) Poole, Ashley (Alex) Hege, Diedra (Brandon) Mickle, Kaitlyn (Andrew) Kowiki, Wyatt Jasper, Alexis Glessner, Tristan Ramsey, Shelby Ramsey; four great grandchildren and one on the way; brothers, Marvin (Esther) Kandel, Norman (Janice) Kandel all of Dalton; sisters, Mary Lehman of Mt. Eaton, Arlene (Willie) Brubaker of Orrville, Patricia (Carl) Phillips of Dalton; many nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, 14795 Wooster St. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666 with Pastor Rocky Carr, officiating.  Burial will take place in the church cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and an hour prior to service time at Pleasant View Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

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Donations may be made to:

Pleasant View Mennonite Church
14795 Wooster St. NW, North Lawrence OH 44666

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