Harold W. Schweyer
Harold W. Schweyer

OHIO CITY, Ohio — Harold W. Schweyer, 85, of rural Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Colonial Nursing Center in Rockford, Ohio, where he resided for the past 2 1/2 years.

He was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Allen County, Ind., to the late Clarence W. Schweyer and Ruth (Shultz) Schweyer.

He married Esther M. (Brandt) Fox on Aug. 25, 1972, in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Schumm.

Harold was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Schumm, a charter member of the Rolling Sams Camping Club, Van Wert County. Harold served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951-1953.

Harold retired Jan. 18, 1988, from Zollner Piston Corp. in Ft. Wayne, Ind., with 30 years of service.

Survivors include his wife: Esther M. Schweyer of Ohio City; children: Cheryl Lapp of Laotto, Ind., Wendell (Mary Beth) Schweyer of Ft. Wayne, Melody Serrato of Combes, Texas, and Christine Fox of Ohio City; brothers: Russell A. (Imogene) Schweyer of Ft. Wayne and Donald E. (Luella) Schweyer of Hudson, Ind.; sister: Ruthann (Ron) Knoblauch of New Haven, Ind.; sister-in-law: Bonnie Schweyer of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren: Clifford (Teisha) Lapp, Shawn (Noe) Ramirez, Christopher Serrato, Courtney Fox, and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother: Clarence Schweyer.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Schumm. The Rev. Jeff Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery - Schumm.

Visitation is Thursday from 1:30 to 4:30 and 6 - 8 p.m. in the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ind., and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Preferred memorials are Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Schumm; activity department at the Colonial Nursing Center; State of the Heart Hospice of Mercer County.

For complete obituary information and to sign the on-line guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.