BUCKEYE LAKE – Fire Chief Richard “Pete” Leindecker Jr. was laid to rest last Friday.
Leindecker passed away March 30, after a short illness. He served as the village’s parttime fire chief for 23 years.
Dozens of area firefighters, fire engines and medics participated in his funeral at Hoskinson Funeral Home in Kirkersville, the procession from Kirkersville through Buckeye Lake Village to Hebron and the burial ceremony at Hebron Cemetery.
His funeral procession passed through an arch created by two ladder trucks just before entering the cemetery. A bagpiper played “Taps” at the cemetery.