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Harold W. Lanzer

February 20, 1925 — April 15, 2012

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Harold W. Lanzer, age 87, of Holgate, died Sunday evening, April 15, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee .

His Legacy… He was born February 20, 1925 to Carl and Laura (nee Fetter) Lanzer in Malinta. He graciously served his country in the US Army during WWII, was a member of the Holgate American Legion post 340 and a member of the 100 th Infantry Division Association. On November 6, 1954 he married Marilyn Rosenbauer. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate. Harold was a self employed carpenter, cabinet maker and builder. After retirement, he created the Independence Hall, Harold W. Lanzer Museum in 3/8 scale in Holgate from blue prints that he designed. He was also the author of the Book entitled “Freedom: Two Hundred Years Plus”. He also was the bicentennial clock maker.

His Family… Surviving is his loving wife Marilyn of 58 years; daughters, Patricia (Larry) Newton, Defiance, Rebecca (Eric) Newton, Defiance, Debra (Robert) Wick, Elmira, NY, Sharon (Larry) Steffel, DeMotte, IN; 8 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brothers, Herbert Lanzer, Hamler and Wilbur Lanzer, Napoleon and a sister Lavon Maier, Fort Wayne, IN. Harold was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Alan and Katelyn Steffel and a sister, Arlene Ludwig.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, Holgate on Thursday from 2-5 and 6-8 pm with the rosary being recited at 7:30 that evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:30 am in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate with Father Stephen Stanbery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors accorded by joint veterans posts of Holgate and New Bavaria. Contributions can be made in Harold’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for masses or Holgate American Legion Post 340.

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