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Michael Joseph Lechene

August 15, 1969 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 51)

Obituary

Michael Joseph Lechene, 51 of Claridon Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family, after an 18 month battle with Glioblastoma. He was born in Claridon on August 15, 1969, son of Kenneth and Doris (Rorabaugh) Lechene, Sr. of Huntsburg. Mike graduated from Cardinal High School in 1988 and also attended the Kenston automotive program where he was top of his class. He married Carla (Borkholder) on July 18, 1992. They started dating Mike’s senior year of high school and spent many loving years together. They have two daughters, Marissa Lechene of Columbus, and Caitlyn Lechene of Claridon. Mike was a very devoted husband and proud father. He attended all sporting events, band concerts, and big life moments for his girls. His love for them was unconditional. 
 
Anyone who met Mike knew of his knowledge of almost anything mechanical, his love of beautiful big trucks, love of his family, good food, and his incredibly generous spirit. Mike was a friend to all and was always willing to lend a helping hand. 
 
Mike’s love of trucks and equipment at a young age led him to his dream occupation. He was the owner and operator of Lechene Trucking, Inc. and he additionally brokered for Arm’s Trucking. In his spare time, you would find Mike outdoors doing yard work, cleaning the garage, or washing his trucks.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife Carla, are his daughters, his parents, brother Kenneth Lechene Jr., sister Tina (Rudy) Breunig, nieces, nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also leaves behind his best bud and cat, Gidget. Mike will be truly missed by all his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Maurice and Catherine (Cossitor) Lechene, James and Grace (Bouch) Rorabaugh Sr.
 
Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St. in Middlefield, OH.
 
A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Sly Family Funeral Home, with burial following at Huntsburg Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made in Mike’s memory to The Denise Marie Flaherty Memorial Foundation. http://deniseflahertyfoundation.org/  or by mail,  The Denise Marie Flaherty Memorial Foundation c/o Heidi Benjamin, PO Box 746, Mantua, Ohio 44255. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 30, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sly Family Funeral Home
15670 W. High Street, PO Box 1275
Middlefield, OH 44062

Visitation
Wednesday
June 30, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sly Family Funeral Home
15670 W. High Street, PO Box 1275
Middlefield, OH 44062

Funeral Service
Thursday
July 1, 2021

10:00 AM
Sly Family Funeral Home
15670 W. High Street, PO Box 1275
Middlefield, OH 44062

Donations

The Denise Marie Flaherty Memorial Foundation, C/O Heidi Benjamin
PO Box 746, Mantua OH 44255
Web: http://deniseflahertyfoundation.org

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