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Merna Ann Homier

June 17, 1931 — August 7, 2022

Merna Ann Homier age 91, of New Bavaria, died August 7, 2022 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo with her family by her side.

Her Legacy… Merna was born June 17, 1931 to Arthur and Mary (Parritt) Follett in Liberty Center.  She graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1949. On July 15, 1950, she married Verl Homier.  Merna was a homemaker.  In 1994, at the age of 63, she received her associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development from Northwest State Community College. She was a member of D.A.R., Hamler Heritage Society, Wide-A-Wake Club and New Bavaria Fire Department Auxiliary.  She taught preschool religious classes, was a past Holgate Good Luck 4-H club advisor, a Master Gardener and a past Cub Scout den mother for over 25 years.  Merna was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society.

Her Family… Merna is survived by her loving husband, Verl; children: Bruce (Sherry) Homier, Columbus, Michael Homier, Defiance, David Homier, Ayersville and Patricia (Wayne) Barnes, Hamler; a daughter-in-law Jo Homier, Archbold; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren (1 on the way); 3 step grandchildren and a brother, Arthur “Bud” Follett, Montpelier.  Merna was preceded in death by her parents, sons John and Christopher, a brother Robert and grandchildren Justin and Jamie.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate on Thursday from 5-8:00 pm and again at the church after 9:30 am.  Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, August 12, 2022 at 10:30 am in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Contributions in Merna’s memory can be made to the Filling Home of Mercy, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 11, 2022

5:00 - 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, August 12, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

, New Bavaria, OH 43548

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