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James Edward Shiarla

September 26, 1933 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 86)

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James Edward Shiarla age 86, of New Bavaria, died late Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020 at Vancrest of Holgate.

His Legacy… Jim was born September 26, 1933 to Allen and Alma (Haase) Shiarla in Okolona.   He graduated from Florida High School in 1952.  In 1952 Jim enlisted with the United States Army.  On May 18, 1957, he married Rita Seifert.  He worked for General Motors as a Millwright and retired in 1990.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Holgate American Legion, New Bavaria VFW and AMVETS and the NRA.  Jim enjoyed watching the Holgate Tigers, hunting and fishing.

His Family… Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years; children: Daniel (Deb Hiegel) Shiarla, Holgate, Debra (Ron) Kempf, Swanton and Denise (Jack) Abel, Napoleon; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate on Thursday from 2-8 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00 am in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Contributions in Jim’s memory can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Henry County Right to Life or a charity of your choice. 

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January 9, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services
114 William Street
Holgate, OH 43527

Mass of Christian Burial
January 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Road Y
New Bavaria, Ohio 43548

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