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Eric Von Holzer

July 21, 1967 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 52)

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Eric Von Holzer age 52, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 in his rural Napoleon home following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

His Legacy… Eric was born July 21, 1967 to August “Jerry” and Millie (Shisler) Holzer in Bowling Green.  A graduate of Napoleon High School, Eric enlisted with the United States Navy and retired from the military as a Chief Petty Officer after 21 years.  He was employed by Ernst Asphalt, Wauseon. On July 28, 2018 Eric married Heather Koch.  He was a member of the Napoleon Blue Lodge #256, Haly Chapter #136, Oc-Co-Nox-ee Council #55, Defiance Commandery #30 and past president of RAW (Returning American Warriors).

His Family… Eric is survived by his wife Heather; mother Millie; daughter Erin Holzer and several other children he nurtured and cared for through the years; and 3 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father Jerry and wife Katie (Klemstine) Holzer.

His Farewell Services… Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life. Visitation will be held at Zachrich Funeral Home in Holgate on Friday, February, 28 from 2-8 p.m.  Following an hour of visitation, a Masonic service will be held at 1:00 p.m. followed by a service of remembrance on Saturday, February 29 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Holgate with Pastor David Orr officiating.  Contributions in memory of Eric may be made to RAW (Returning American Warriors) 403 Church St. Apt B, Stryker Ohio 43557.

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February 28, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services
114 William Street
Holgate, OH 43527

Memorial Service
February 29, 2020

1:00 PM
St. John's United Church of Christ
I 946 State Route 108
Holgate, OH 43527

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