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Martha "Suzie" (Wilhelm) Pilger

August 9, 1944 — March 7, 2020

Martha “Suzie” Pilger, age 75, of Hamler received her wings on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Her Legacy… She was born August 9, 1944 to Wiley and Martha Wilhelm.  Suzie always put our God, her husband, and her family before herself.  She was her happiest when she was around her family laughing and joking with them.  Martha prayed her Rosary every day and would always remember her loved ones in her daily prayers.  Her love for her faith was always first and foremost in every conversation she had and everyone that came to her was shown love.

Her Family… Suzie leaves behind her caring husband of 47 years, Edward Pilger; her loving children, Rebecca (Craig Brewer)Pilger, Elizabeth Pilger (Dallas Scott fiancé), Robert (Erin Brown fiancé) Pilger, Bernadette (Jordan) Wise, Martha Rose (Chad) Kieffer, William (Jenny) Pilger, Veronica (Jacob Edens fiancé) Pilger, and Sarah (Jason Hohenberger boyfriend) Pilger.  The true joys of her life her 14 grandchildren, and her brothers, Thomas (Mary) Wilhelm, Tim (Lorraine) Wilhelm, Peter (Julie) Wilhelm, Stephen (Sandra) Wilhelm, Wiley (Nancy) Wilhelm, and Daniel (Janice) Wilhelm.  Meeting her at heaven’s gate were her beloved parents with open arms for the biggest hug she could possibly give.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received at Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate ( 419-264-0600 ); on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 2–8:00 p.m..  Everyone is welcomed into St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Hamler on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Henry County Humane Society.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, March 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

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Paul Catholic Church

140 Cowen Street, Hamler, OH 43524

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