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USAF MSgt. (Ret.) Leonard D. Garten

September 16, 1936 ~ December 4, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Leonard D. Garten (Len) MSgt., USAF (Retired) of Kettering, OH passed to a higher plane on December 4, 2022. He was the only child of Rev. John M. and Della A. Garten of New, WV. Len graduated from Richmond High School and enlisted two days later in the USAF. He served duty in North Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam in addition to duty stations in Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. He retired after 22 years and had a successful second career in Ohio with the Prudential Insurance Company. He was preceded in death by both his parents and his wife of 55 years, Ida Lee Garten, in 2011. He leaves to cherish many memories his sons, Michael Duane and wife Betsy of Seattle, WA, David Neal and wife Lari of Centerville, OH, as well as his granddaughter, Chelsea and several great-grandchildren. Len was an active member of Christ’s Church in Riverside for many years and loved his church family as his own. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Inurnment with military honors will follow at the Byron Cemetery, Fairborn. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Dayton Foodbank, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, or your favorite charity. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com.      


Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Belton-Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Belton-Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324

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Donations

Dayton Foodbank
56 Armor Place, Dayton OH 45417
Web: http://www.thefoodbankdayton.org

Humane Society of Greater Dayton
1661 Nicholas Rd., Dayton OH 45417

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