William "Bill" T. Schertzer
MARION: Bill, 90, of Marion, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born January 21, 1924 west of Meeker, son of Earl and Alice (Thomas) Schertzer.
His schooling started in a two-room brick school, four grades down and four grades up. This was located in the west end of Little Sandusky, Ohio. Bill's father farmed for Hoover Brown, now ConAgra. In 1942, Bill graduated from Morral High School. He then entered the Army
, serving in the European Theater. He was awarded the Purple Heart
and four bronze stars
among other medals. Upon his discharge, he enrolled at Coyne Electrical School and graduated in 1947. He has been retired from the electrical trade for 27 years. At the Palace Theater, in 2002, he was awarded the Liberation of France Medal with 80 other local veterans.
On August 12, 1951, he married Patricia A. Guy, daughter of John and Cleo (Miller) Guy, and she survives. Bill and Patricia are the parents of Michael Paul and Guy Alan. Michael married Kathy Jerome, and Guy married Brenda Hayes; grandchildren, Shanda Jane (Jeremy) Hecker, Michael Arthur (Heather) Schertzer, Kaylea Fayann (Dustin) Weller, and Joseph Alan Schertzer; great-grandchildren, Taylor Addison Hecker, Lexie Riann Hecker, and Reese Irene Weller; he is also survived by11 nephews and five nieces. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Dorothy Porter, Doris Murphy, and Eileen Young; three brothers, Newton, Charles, and Edward Schertzer; brother-in-law Don Carder; and one nephew.
Bill was a member of the VFW
Post 3313 and 584 American Legion, Central Christian Church and IBEW.
If desired, contributions can be made to the Central Christian Church or to Marion General Hospital Hospice.
Visitation will be Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4 - 7 PM at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 10AM at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home with Pastor Merlyn Winters officiating. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery with Military Services by Marion County United Veterans Council.
On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com