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Edward F. Doseck, 86, of Cridersville, died at 9:42 a.m. Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born in Auglaize County to Viola E. (Bishop) and Benjamin F. Doseck, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 19, 1945, he married Jean Maxine Hartman, who survives in Cridersville.
Also surviving are two sons, Glenn (Kay) Doseck, and Mike (Kathy) Doseck; a daughter, Susan (Arn) Bortz; seven grandchildren Brent (Pam) Doseck, Christopher (Marivic) Doseck, Molly (Dylan) Bortz Druffel, Samuel Edward Bortz, Abigail Bortz, Logan Doseck, and Hayley Doseck; six great-grandchildren, Seth Dawson, Troy Doseck, Warren Alcarez, Addison Doseck, Benjamin Doseck, and Jackson Bortz Druffel; and two sisters, Alice Kuhlman and Carolyn Brown.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Doseck; and a great grandson, Jesse Doseck.
Edward was a graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Howard F. Clark DE533 as a gunners mate. He had been employed by Fisher Cheese in Wapakoneta as a dairyman. For numerous years he served Allen, Auglaize, and Shelby County Health Departments as a sanitarian. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church, American Legion, and the Hamer Lodge 167, F. & A.M. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 8445.He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Steve Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery with military rites provided by the VFW Post 8445.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Frriday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the Leukemia Society.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.