Eleanor (Kazmaier) Merrill

Eleanor (Kazmaier) Merrill, 101, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Manor of Perrysburg. She was born on December 2, 1916, in Perrysburg, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Kazmaier (Lulu E. Schneider). She was married on May 12, 1966, to Alfred H. Merrill, who preceded her in death in 1988. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1933. Mrs. Merrill was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She also served on the Heritage Committee. Eleanor was employed by the family business, Kazmaier’s Market, for 22 years. She enjoyed sewing, genealogy, flowers, gardening and Historic Perrysburg. She is survived by son, Richard A. Sarver Sr. of Big Pine Key, Florida and Perrysburg; grandchildren, Richard (Laura) Sarver, Jr. of Key West, Florida, Tammy Sarver of Little Torch Key, Florida, Brian (Linda) Hufford of Perrysburg, Anita (Robert) Kolvey of Perrysburg, Lisa Jones of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Stephanie Sarver of Toledo; 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Robert J. Kazmaier, Allen C. Kazmaier; daughter, Shirley S. Hufford. Friends will be received Saturday, January 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133), where a funeral service will take place at noon, with Pastor Timothy P. Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.witzlershank.com.

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