Harry August Leverenz, 82, a resident of Reliance, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, in an Etowah hospital.
He was a native of Michigan and had lived in the Reliance area since 1993. He was a member of Hiwassee Baptist Church.
He had retired from Ford Motor Co. after many years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ingeburg Karoline Leverenz, who passed away in 2008; his parents, Henry Karl and Marie Leverenz; and nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his daughter, Sonja Leverenz of Reliance; four grandchildren: Michael Leverenz, Tyler Petriches, Emily-Nichole Leverenz and KateLynn Leverenz, all of Reliance; one sister, Betty Towler and her husband, Mike, of Michigan; three brothers: Don Leverenz and his wife, Della, of Arizona, John Leverenz and his wife, Eli, and Frank Leverenz and wife, Samantha, all of Michigan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ernst and Jeanette Gulzau of Winchester; brother-in-law, Harold Lemmel of Kassel, Germany; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Hiwassee Baptist Church with Pastor Benny Thomas officiating.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Leverenz family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.