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Loretta K. (Fuhrhop) Cramer

August 11, 1925 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 96)


Loretta K. Cramer age 96, of Holgate, died Thursday evening, March 31, 2022 at the Defiance Area In-patient Hospice Center.

Her Legacy… She was born August 11, 1925 to William and Sophia (Gobrogge) Fuhrhop in Deshler. Loretta graduated from Hamler High School.  Loretta married Harry John Cramer on November 25, 1945 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler.  She was employed by the United States Post Office in both Holgate and Napoleon.  She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Holgate and taught Sunday school and was a Bible school teacher.  Loretta was a member of the Holgate Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the American Legion post 340 Auxiliary. 

Her Family… She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Marci Matthews, Holland, OH ; son Mark (Lynda) Cramer, Ridgeville Corners; grandchildren, Cyndi (Brandon) Study, Zac (Desiree Ong) Cramer, Greg Matthews and Brewer (John) Kentzel; and great grandchildren: Jaxson Study, Alexis Kentzel, Roman Kentzel, Holden Kentzel and Harrison Kentzel. She was preceded in death by her husband John on April 29, 2015, siblings: Marvelle Guelde, Robert Fuhrhop, Elmer Fuhrhop, Herbert Fuhrhop and Arlene Garbers and great grandson Braydon Study.

Her Farewell Services… Friends and family will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate on Sunday from 4-7:00 pm and one hour before the church service.  The celebration of Loretta’s life will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Holgate on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:00 am.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Contributions made in Loretta’s memory are asked to be made to CHP Defiance In-patient Hospice or the Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association. 

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April 3, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services
114 William Street
Holgate, OH 43527

Celebration of Life
April 4, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
710 Joe E Brown Ave
Holgate, OH 43527

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