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Leo M. Hines

February 22, 1923 September 1, 2019
Leo M. Hines
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Obituary for Leo M. Hines

Leo Malachias Hines, 96, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Sunday September 1, 2019. He was born February 22, 1923 in Canton, Ohio to Floyd and Ether (Tuttle) Hines. He married Jean Potter on January 11, 1947 and she survives in Bowling Green.

Leo was a 1940 graduate of Hudson High School. He was working at the Ford Willow Run Bomber Plant when he enlisted in the Army Air Corp for pilot training in September of 1942. He graduated as a fighter pilot April 15, 1944. He flew combat missions in the Pacific Theater. When he arrived back in the United States, he signed up for the Reserves. He served in the United States Air Force 29 and a half years.

Leo worked for General Motors for 15 and a half years until retirement. He was a member of the VFW, AMVETS and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one son.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Jean, daughter Cathy (Robert) Schmenk of Napoleon, Ohio and son Joel (Dena) Hines of Columbus, Ohio, 2 sisters, 5 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Per Leo’s wishes, services will be private for the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

To share an online condolence with the Hines family, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com


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