LeRoy Niles McDiarmid, 70, of Nappanee, Ind., died at his residence on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, unexpectedly of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 24, 1942, in South Lyon, Mich., to Niles and F. Marie (Clark) McDiarmid.
He was a 1961 graduate of Grand Ledge High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan in Kalamazoo and was a graduate of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
LeRoy retired from Midland School District in Midland, Mich., where he was a speech therapist for many years. He moved to Nappanee in 1996 from Midland. He had attended St. John‘s Lutheran Church in Nappanee.
LeRoy is survived by his sister: Pat (Jim) Otis, Nappanee; nieces: Nikki (Mark) Hess, Elkhart, Ind.; Vikki (A.J.) Maldonado, South Bend, Ind.; nephews: Rick (Stacie) Otis, Goshen, Ind.; Ross (Emily) Otis, New York; and 12 great nieces and nephews.
Cremation will take place burial will be in Grand Ledge Cemetery, Grand Ledge, Mich., at a later date.
Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, is handling the arrangements.