LeRoy G. Fierstos Sr., 95

LeRoy G. Fierstos Sr., 95, currently of North Manchester formerly of Wabash, passed away at 10:27 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Peabody Health in North Manchester.

He was born to the late George and Frances (Wannemaker) Fierstos on Nov. 24, 1921, in Ottoville, Ohio.

LeRoy married Miriam Weitzel on Sept. 7, 1942; she survives. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash. LeRoy was a jewler/watchmaker in Wabash. He served in the United States Air Force as a first Lieutenant. LeRoy was a registered gemologist and watchmaker, and was an avid fisherman. He belonged to BPOE Wabash Elks, American Legion Post 15, and UFW Post 286 of Wabash.

Along with his wife, Miriam he is survived by sons, LeRoy G. Fierstos Jr. of Silver Lake, Daniel L. Fierstos (Penny) of North Manchester, and Donald R. Fierstos (Tawana) of Auburn, Pennsylvania; daughters, Mrs. David (Beverlee) Whitaker of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs. Robert (Melissa) Love of Abbeville, S.C., and Melinda S. Fierstos of Marion; 10 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating the service. Preferred memorials are directed to National Autism Association.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.  with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2017 Mar 21