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Harold E. Schondel, age 71, of Delta, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, July 13, 2014. He was born in Wauseon on July 7, 1943, to the late Louis E. Schondel and Beatrice (Spring) Schondel. He was a graduate of Swanton High School, where he played football and was known as "Katz."
On June 9, 1973, Harold married Mary Griffin in Delta and shared 39 years together until her passing last year on March 1, 2013. For over 40 years he was employed in the parts and service department at McNeill Chevrolet in Swanton, retiring in 2007. Harold was a past councilman for the Village of Delta, served on the Delta Park Board and was a past volunteer fireman for Swanton. He was a proud sponsor of the Delta Athletic Boosters and a past member of the Delta Lyons Club.
Harold is survived by his sisters, Shirley Hall of Swanton and Marcia Hinman of Akron; nieces and nephews, Sharon (Bob) Kasten, Brian J. Hall, Leo (Rita) Hall, Sara Hinman and Eric Hinman; stepchildren, Randy (Cathy) Drewyor of Chillicothe, OH, Debra (Greg) Henton of Toledo and Robin (John) Wyse of Delta; grandchildren, Austin and Hayley Drewyor, Sara Fackler, Travis (Jessica), Emily, Grace and Darcy Henton; great-grandchildren, Lee Wyatt Sizemore and Aria Fackler.
Friends may call prior to the service from 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; where a funeral service celebrating Harold's life will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday. Pastor Dan Schilling will be officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made directed to the Delta or Swanton Athletic Boosters or your local Lyons Club Eyeglass Ministry in Harold's memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
Barnes Funeral Chapel
5825 State Hwy 109
Delta, OH 43515
Published in Toledo Blade on July 15, 2014