Margaret K. Leidel

Margaret K. Leidel, 87, formerly of Altoona, passed away Friday at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Altoona, the eldest child of Richard P. and M. Margaret (Frisbie) Heimel. She had two siblings: Fred P. and Audrey M. She married Earl W. Leidel, originally from Altoona, on Nov. 6, 1943.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters: M. Ann (Leidel) Graham and husband, G. Douglas, and Karen L. Leidel, all of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren: Jessica A. (Graham) Riffle and husband, Daniel K., of Washington, D.C., and Eric A. Graham of Columbus.

Margaret was a 1943 graduate of Altoona High School. During her life, she was very active in the Altoona, Bedford, Erie and Lewistown communities. She had made her home in Columbus, Ohio, for the last 21 years.

A private service is planned for later this summer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating in Margaret’s memory to OhioHealth Foundation, 180 E. Broad St., Floor 31, Columbus, OH 43215-3707, designated to OhioHealth Hospice/Kobacker House ( /foundation-hospice).

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