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Wilma M. Zachrich

January 29, 1921 — January 2, 2015

Wilma M. Zachrich, age 93, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at the CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. She was from New Bavaria, and recently resided at Kingsbury Place, Defiance.

Her Legacy… She was born January 29, 1921 to Henry and Margaret (Hulstede) Wolf in Pleasant Township. She graduated from Holgate High School in 1938 and then attended business school. On November 22, 1941 she married Alvin Zachrich. He died in August of 1980. She was a devoted homemaker and managed the family farm. Wilma was a member of Pleasant Bend United Methodist Church where she played the organ and piano for 60 years. She was also a member of the Board of Elections, United Methodist Women, and a life long member of the Linger Longer Club. She enjoyed playing dominos and spending time with her family.

Her Family… She is survived by her son Dennis (Jean) Zachrich, New Bavaria, and daughters Diane (Richard) Greene, Tiffin, and Debra (Daniel) Nofziger, Archbold; 8 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and 9 step great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Helen Bauer.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home (114 William St, Holgate) on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 2-8 pm.  Friends will be received 1 hour prior to Wilma’s Celebration of Life in the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 am with Pastor Irv Leidy and Reverend Susan St. Peter officiating.  Entombment will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens.  Contributions made in Wilma’s memory can be made to Kingsbury Place or a charity of your choice.

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