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Christopher Elfring

Clyde - Christopher S. Elfring, 62, of Clyde, OH passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Metro Health Hospital, Cleveland, OH. He was born in Fremont, OH on July 2, 1958 to Robert and Audrey (Starrick) Elfring. Chris was a 1978 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.

Chris worked in banking for forty years, serving in Norwalk, Clyde and was currently working as the Vice President/Loan Operations Manager at Croghan Colonial Bank in Fremont, OH. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where was actively involved. Chris was previously an ambassador of the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce, a 4-H advisor and volunteered in various other community organizations. He was immensely proud to be an avid blood donor.

Chris is survived by his siblings, Barb (Jim Kearns) Elfring, Urbana, OH, Jim (Sandy) Elfring, Fremont, OH, David (Theresa) Elfring, of North Carolina, Michael (Kelly) Elfring, Clyde, OH and Paul (Kimberly) Elfring, Clyde, OH and nieces and nephews, Heath, Jeremy, Kristy, Kelly, Brad (Theresa), Kyle, Kay, Spencer (Hannah) and Bailey (Ian); great niece and nephew, Trenten and Danni.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Sharon Elfring, Karen Sergent and Sr. Audrey Marie Elfring.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH 43420.

The use of face masks is required while indoors and social distancing will be observed throughout all services with wait times taking place outdoors. If you would prefer, you may express your condolences at

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St, Fremont, OH 43420.

Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or you may donate blood and join Chris's team, "Collecting with Chris" in his honor.

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Published in News-Messenger from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2021.
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March 17, 2021
Barb and family, So sorry for your loss. Chris was a Great Guy. I remember him growing up always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.
Carol Hotz
March 14, 2021
Chris was my supervisor but more importantly my friend. He was always there to listen and give support. He truly had a heart of gold. I'll never forget all our talks.
You will be missed more than you'll ever know my friend.
Shannon Fligor
March 14, 2021
So sorry to learn of Chris' passing! Our thoughts & prayers are with his family!!
Bill & Sally Stoner
March 11, 2021
I met Chris at St. Joseph Church and he and I were one of the table leaders for the Alpha Program. He was a great guy and truly loved Christ. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
God’s peace be with his family,
Lilly Walters
Lilly Walters
March 11, 2021
I didn't know Christopher but my teams at Finastra have been working with Chris and they have the best things to say about him, they are honored to have had the opportunity to work with him. I'm very sorry for your loss; your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
Vonda George
March 11, 2021
Truly my heart is broke in losing such a great friend as Chris. Never a dull moment with Chris around - his laughter was infectious and you couldn't help but see the good in life when he was around. Rest in peace my friend !
Frank Weasner
March 11, 2021
Paul, Kim and family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
Craig and Diane Riehl
March 10, 2021
Chris, there are not enough words to describe how special you were/are, or how loved you were/are. You will be missed more than you will ever know! RIP Chris...until we meet again.
Laura Stull
March 10, 2021
I will never forget the stories Chris would tell - he had one for anything/everything. Rest In Peace, my friend - until we meet again. ❤
Cheryl Most
March 10, 2021
Chris, your Faith was your individuality and you were never self-consciousness in regards to proclaiming this to others. Your infectious laugh and humor will be remembered until we all see and hear you again in Heaven. Just as earth will never be the same without you, Heaven will never be the same now that you are there. What God had you doing here on earth, He needed you to do even more with Him in His Eternal Kingdom. As a person said: Many people live in Faith, but you our friend lived your Faith. I am certain that you and your sister "The Sister" are creating new beginnings for us when we get there. To your family, may Chris' earthly presence be transitioned into a presence you will come to know from God in the air you breathe and the newness of life you witness each spring. God's Peace that surpasses all understanding be within your hearts and minds in the days ahead.
Terry Wilhelm
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