Leland E. “Lee” Kayner

Leland E. “Lee” Kayner, age 97 passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at ProMedica Herrick Hospital. He was born September 7, 1916 in Adrian, the son of Clarence and Helen (Jewel) Kayner. He married Hazel Engel on November 26, 1944 in Palmyra and she survives.Lee was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country during World War II. He was a member of the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. Lee worked at various lumberyards in Dundee, Clinton, and Tecumseh. He worked and was co-owner of the R. S. Moore Lumber Company in Tecumseh retiring after 35 years of employment and ownership. Lee enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and fishing. He and his wife built their family cottage on Silver Lake and enjoyed vacationing there for 48 years. He also enjoyed his dogs and Hazel’s cats. He could frequently be seen driving around Tecumseh in his pickup truck with his little Jack Russell by his side.Lee is survived by his wife of 69 years Hazel; his daughter in law Debby Kayner of Tecumseh; his little Jack Russell, Polly; his niece Cinda (Duane) Brooks of Tecumseh; nephew Dan (Linda) Murphy of Tecumseh; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Douglas and Dennis, and his brothers Charles and Richard.Visitation was Monday, Dec. 9, from 3-6 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Miller of the Tecumseh United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation took place from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lenawee County Humane Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.

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