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Stephen D. Leffler

February 25, 1928 – June 28, 2023

Pastor Stephen Douglas Leffler, 95 of Saginaw, passed away Wednesday morning, June 28, 2023 with his wife Marilyn and niece Julee by his side. He was born February 25, 1928 in Shelbyville, IN, son of the late Ralph and Martha (Watkins) Leffler.

Douglas graduated from Wabash College and then Garrett Theological Seminary. On June 20, 1955, he married his dear wife, the former Marilyn Anne Doyscher in Detroit and they just celebrated 68 years together. Douglas served for both Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. For 25 years he was chaplain for Veteran’s Hospitals in both Butler, PA and Saginaw. Douglas enjoyed his years in Ezekiel Project, bringing peace to civil issues. He was also a lifelong member of the American Legion. His devotion to God, his family, and Veterans will always be remembered.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Marilyn Leffler; sons, George (Diane) Leffler and Mark Leffler; grandchildren, Derek, Joshua, and Alice; one great grandson; and special niece Julee Windmiller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Louise Volz and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Memorial services took place at Deisler Funeral Home in Saginaw, MI with Chaplain Lee Austin officiating.

Deisler Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Leffler family. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.

*Leffler, Stephen D (Marilyn) – [(RE) T IN, 1955; F IN, 1958; RE 1994] Vincennes 1958; Merom 1961; Carrollton 1963; Indianapolis: Union Chapel (assoc) 1966; Chaplain, VA Medical Center, Butler PA 1968; Transfer to W PA Conf 1981; Chaplain, VA Medical Center, Saginaw 1981; Transfer to Detroit Conf 1988; Chaplain, VA Medical Center, Saginaw 1988; sabbatical leave 1/11/1992; Bay Port, Hayes 1992; Retired 1994.

Last Updated on October 31, 2023

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