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1933 James 2020

James Edward Shiarla

September 26, 1933 — January 7, 2020

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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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, January 9, 2020

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services

114 Williams Street, Holgate, OH 43527

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, January 10, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

, New Bavaria, OH 43548

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