Harold D. Kreischer

December 8, 1933 ~ August 30, 2019 (age 85)


Harold D. Kreischer, 85, of Van Wert, died at 9:00 AM Friday, August 30, 2019 at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.  He was born December 8, 1933 in Van Wert County a son of Lawrence and Edith (McClure) Kreischer, both of whom are deceased.  His wife Cheryl L. (Wells) Kreischer survives him. 

He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Thatcher and Sue Harting, a son, Jeff Kreischer, his grandchildren; Bryn Nicole Thatcher, Brock Thatcher, Clint Harting and Cole (Katie) Harting.  

He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley, in infancy;  brothers, Gaylord, Ralph, Robert, Floyd, his twin Gerald, Larry, Max, and Jimmie, and a sister, Barbara Bashore.

He had retired from Federal Mogul Corp. after 41 years of employment and he farmed for 60+ years.  

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert .                                                                                                                                                                                                   

He loved to play the harmonica and played it many, many times for a dear child, Jordy Custer.  He accepted challenges as they came in his life with faith in God and went on with life.  He was a skilled craftsman and stayed with a project until it was finished to his satisfaction.  He also enjoyed spending many of his winters in Florida.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday, September 4, 2019 First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Farmer officiating.  The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Brickner Funeral Home and at the church 1 hour prior to services.  Burial will take place in Antwerp Maumee Cemetery.

Preferred Memorials are to First United Methodist Church and Van Wert Community Health Professionals Hospice.


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September 3, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brickner Funeral Home
419 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH, OH 45891

Funeral Service
September 4, 2019

10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
113 West Central Avenue
Van Wert, Ohio 45891

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