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Kaine A. Leppard

April 29, 2008 ~ December 19, 2021 (age 13)


Kaine A. Leppard, 13, of Scott passed away at 2:49 p.m., Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Van Wert Health.

He was born on April 29, 2008 in Van Wert and is the son of Joshua L. Bissonette of Scott and Jessica R. (Justin Taylor) Leppard of Van Wert. Also surviving are his grandparents Scott and Tressa Jo Bissonette of Van Wert, Barry and Rachelle Leppard of Wren; great grandparents, Nancy Barnett of Van Wert, Leona Bissonette of Van Wert, Betty Keith of Watseka, Illinois, and Tara Tinnel of Van Wert. Kaine was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Carol Ann Leppard.

Other family survivors include his siblings, Jaycee Kennedy, Makenna Taylor, Lukys Taylor, Brook Taylor, and Kailyn Robinson; aunts and uncles, Kim (Clyde) Jordan of Van Wert, Lance Thompson of Defiance, Wesley Thompson of Van Wert, Robert Thompson of Van Wert, Brock Stauffer of Wren, Kayla Leppard of Wren, Mattie Leppard of Wren, Willow Leppard of Wren and Brett Canada of Watseka; cousins, Austin, Aaliayha, Alexa, Myca, Madilynn, Lincoln, Lyndon, Raina and Sydnie; and extended family including so many close aunts, uncles, cousins and of course all of his friends.

Kaine was an 8th grade student at Van Wert Middle School. Growing up, he enjoyed cub scouts and playing basketball, football, baseball and soccer. Not to mention, his favorite team, The Ohio State Buckeyes! Kaine was at the YMCA almost everyday hitting the gym with his personal trainer. His animals adored him! You couldn’t keep a PlayStation controller out of his hand or hear yourself think over his loud music. Kaine loved riding his ATV and dirt bikes with his Dad. During the summers he became a fish… every chance he got he was swimming. His competitive streak ran deep with all of his siblings! Kaine was very silly, outgoing, loud and hilarious! He lit up every room as soon as he walked in. He will be forever missed but never forgotten. WE LOVE YOU, KAINERS! FLY HIGH BUB!! 

There will be calling hours from 3-8 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Cowan and Son Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Trinity Friends Church, Van Wert. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. After the services a meal will be held at Trinity Friends Church.

Preferred memorials are being asked for the Van Wert Outdoorsmen Association.

I would just like to post, in Kaine’s honor, the importance of gun safety. Guns are very dangerous weapons, and should be handled with extreme caution. They have the power to end a life in a split second. And ruin the life’s of everyone around them. I would just like everyone to be extremely safe with the handling of any firearms in memory of Kaine. 

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at, Tribute Wall.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kaine, please visit our floral store.


December 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

10:30 AM
Trinity Friends Church

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