Leo Robert Musgrave

1924 - 2020

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Leo R. Musgrave was born in Madison Township, Hancock County, Ohio on January 28, 1924 to Clarence H. and Fairy(Romick) Musgrave. He was baptized at the former Methodist Protestant Church in Arlington, Ohio on Sunday, March 29, 1925. He graduated from Arlington High School "Class of 1942" where he played half-back on the championship football team under coach Harold "Doc" Castor. His education at Bowling Green State University was cut short by World War II service in the Army Air Corps. He served as a Loran (Long Range Navigation) Instructor. He married Muriel L. Essinger on April 27, 1945 and she died October 11, 2018. They shared 72 years of marriage. Leo was a life-long farmer and also served 32 years as Madison Township Clerk. He also worked at Traucht's IGA, and did carpentry with Clair Bash. Leo served on the board of the Arlington Elevator and Supply Co. He worked Saturday nights behind the meat counter at Traucht's IGA with his good friend, Paul Traucht. He also served as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent at the Arlington United Methodist Church. He is survived by six children: Michael L. (Ruth Anne) Musgrave of Findlay, Robert L. (Susan) Musgrave of Burlington, Wisconsin: Mathew J. Musgrave of Arlington; Jill (John) Ryerson of Chardon, Ohio; Jack R. (Rita-deceased) Musgrave of Arlington; David J. (Marcia) Musgrave, of Arlington. Grandchildren include: Dr. Ryan (Jennifer) Musgrave, Kelly (Jason) Andres, Sarah (Ben) Bilitz, Philip Musgrave, Robert (Fallon) Ryerson, Heather (James Flanders) Ryerson, Erica (Steven) Eppard, Emily (Chip) Develvis, Eli Musgrave, Lynne (Vince) Perlik, Diana (Nick) Inbody, Jon (Bianca) Musgrave, and Brian Musgrave. He is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren: Emma Musgrave, Karli Andres, Anna, Lydia and Isaac Bilitz, Vivian and Evelyn Musgrave, Jackson, Weston, and Nolan Ryerson, Phoebe, Daphne, and Fiona Develvis, Reese Musgrave, Owen and Eve Perlik, Ethan, Arden and Avery Inbody, Quinn and Reagan Musgrave. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Christine (Musgrave) Beard. Three brothers, Darl Dean, Francis, Ardel and infant sister Virginia preceded him in death. In his later years he spent many hours in his woodshop creating and repairing many pieces of furniture for his family and neighbors. His woodshop was built in the woods on the farm where he was born. Thank you to Sunrise Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice. Funeral services will be held Monday October 5, 2020 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington at 10:30am. Pastor Erma Metzger will officiate and burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery where the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will present full military rites. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm on Sunday October 4, 2020. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe Street Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606. Online condolences may be left at www.coldrencrates.com. Leo's philosophy of life was Ecclesiates 3:13 "That each of them may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all their toil- this is the gift of God".


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Sunday, October 4th 2020 5:00-8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, October 5th 2020 - 10:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Contributions:

    Wounded Warriors Project
    4899 Belfort Road
    Suite 300
    Jacksonville, FL 32256

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To : The Musgrave family
Date :Friday, October 2nd 2020
From : Daryl and Jodi Frysinger
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. May God give you peace at this difficult time.



To : Musgrave family
Date :Saturday, October 3rd 2020
From : Jeff Wilson
Our thoughts and prayers to your family at your loss



To : Family of Leo Musgrave
Date :Saturday, October 3rd 2020
From : Jack Glick
Caring thoughts during this time of sorrow......
May your faith give you strength.
With Sympathy
Jack




To : The Musgrave Family
Date :Saturday, October 3rd 2020
From : Dottie WehrleRon Cable

Leo was such a great guy and we were both privileged to know him. He had a great sense of humor and was always sharing a laugh!
He will be missed.
Our condolences to all of you. May you take all the wonderful memories and cherish them in your heart. We pray that God’s peace and loving arms be around you at this time.

Dottie and Ron




To : Family of Leo Musgrave
Date :Sunday, October 4th 2020
From : Jack Glick
Caring thoughts during this time of sorrow......
May your faith give you strength.
With Sympathy
Jack




To : Family of Leo
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Linda Evans Luther
My sympathy goes to all. Leo always had a smile and a quick witted line of something to say
I will always remember his kindness.
All of you were so fortunate to have him in your lives for so many years.
May God's peace be with all.
Lovingly, Linda (Evans) Luther



To : The Musgrave Family
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Dan and Paulette Hartman
Our condolences to you. May all of the wonderful memories that you share be comforting to you during this time.



To : The Musgrave Family
Date :Monday, October 5th 2020
From : Sue Bishop Stewart
My sincere sympathy to all. May Leo rest in peace🕊



To : Musgrave family
Date :Monday, October 12th 2020
From : Suzanne Rogers Bunnell
Uncle Leo was a wonderful man, father and husband. Worked hard his whole life and always had a smile for everyone. I have fond memories of him and Aunt Muriel. Now they are together again.



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