Carolyn S (Leffel) Bambauer

May 18, 1934 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 87)


Carolyn S. Bambauer, 87, of New Knoxville, Ohio, died 8:48 P.M. Monday, November 15, 2021, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 18, 1934, in Buckland, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Violet (Truesdale) Leffel.

She married Roger Bambauer on April 1, 1956, at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church; he preceded her in death on May 6, 2015.


She is survived by her children: Cindy (Fred) Wierwille of New Knoxville; Bruce (Peg) Bambauer of New Knoxville; David (Judy) Bambauer of New Knoxville; Diane (Bill) Piehl of New Knoxville; Joann (Jill Shaffner) of Kettering. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Cindy Bambauer of Cincinnati; by her grandchildren: Matt (Cheryl) Bambauer; Mitch (Lucy) Bambauer; Melissa (Dusty) Knapke: Becky (Terrance) Sledge; Katie (Nathan) Roddy; Kale Wierwille; Abby (Rick) Homan; Hannah (Aaron) Bastian; Brad (Laura) Piehl; Lauren (Andrew) Hawkey;  Chloe Bambauer; Jake Bambauer; Maddie Bambauer; Peyton Bambauer. 

She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Emily; Brent; Molly; Esther; Kara; Kurtis; Luke; Roan; Rhett; Addison; August; Ellie; Josie; Kaleb, Ruth; and one more on the way.

She is survived by her siblings: Marilyn (Jim) Lauth of Saint Marys; Joe Leffel of Saint Marys; Joyce Meyer Raterman of Botkins; Linda Niemeyer of New Knoxville; Sharon Kruse of New Knoxville ;Tom ( Ann) Leffel of New Knoxville.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger; by her son, Steve Bambauer; by her siblings: Quetora Stout; Lila Lauth; Morris Leffel; Larry Leffel.


Carolyn was a 1952 graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta. She was a homemaker and a great baker-well known for her carrot cake and cookies-and a very giving person. She was a very active lady who loved taking care of people, and she enjoyed playing cards and attending her grandchildrens’ events. She was a member of the New Knoxville United Methodist Church.


Funeral rites will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, the Reverend Dennis Gaertner, officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.

Friends may from 3-8 P.M. Friday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either New Knoxville United Methodist Church or Grand Lake Hospice. Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral rites on Saturday at the church.


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November 19, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home
314 West High Street
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885

Funeral Rites
November 20, 2021

10:00 AM
New Knoxville United Methodist Church
109 South Main Street
New Knoxville, Ohio 45871

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