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Leonard ‘Lenny’ Karl Zmich

Published: 01/25/2013

Leonard ‘Lenny’ Karl Zmich, age 51, of Newport, passed away on Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013, at Newport Medical Center after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Benard and Mildred Drabek, brothers Fank and Steve Zmich, and father-in-law Bill Keller.

He is survived by his wife Debbie Keller Zmich and daughters Brandy Nicole Zmich Hensley (Joe) and Jenny Brice Zmich, all of Newport; mother-in-law Bonnie Keller of Newport; grandchildren Logan Karl and Parker Brice Latno of Newport; brothers William Zmich and George Zmich of Cleveland, Ohio; and Johnny Zmich of West Virginia, and brother-in-law Bill Keller of Portland, Oregon.

Lenny was active in Scouts, church activities, sports, and community service.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3:00—8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, and Sunday from 12:00—2:00 p.m. prior to the services.

Graveside services will follow the funeral services at the Faubian Cemetery on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Friends may register online at

Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Zmich family.

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