Vearl Dennis Marhofer
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COSHOCTON: Vearl Dennis Marhofer, 93, formerly of West Lafayette died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his Covington Square home in Coshocton.
He was born November 10, 1919 in White Eyes Township to the late Otto and Katie (Limbacher) Marhofer.
Vearl served in the U.S. Army from November 13, 1941 to October 1, 1945 during WW II achieving the rank of Sergeant in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater where he was awarded three bronze stars plus one bronze star for his participation in the Philippines Liberation.
Vearl was a retiree of Clow Water Systems after more than 30 years of employment spending most of that time in the Pipe Shop. In his later years he kept busy working on lawn mowers and appliances.
On December 27, 1946 he married Olive Delores Cain who preceded him in death February 7, 1988.
He truly will be missed by his daughter, Sherylnn Carnes of West Lafayette; granddaughter, Michelle (Dan) Thornsley of Coshocton; two great-grandsons, Logan and Dalton Thornsley; two brothers, Marion (Betty) Marhofer of Fresno and Lyle (Linda) Marhofer of Sugarcreek; brother-in-law, Thurman Cain of Coshocton; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Vearl was preceded in death by four sisters, Wilma Leindecker, Alverta Cain, Arlene Leindecker, an infant baby girl, and a special friend Mildred Wilcox.
In keeping with Vearl's wishes, services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Free Funeral Home, Coshocton. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette.
Military Honors will be conducted by the Coshocton County Veterans Council.
Calling hours will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Wednesday prior to the services at the funeral home.
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Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Sept. 1, 2013