Harold E. Emrick, 94, of Cridersville, died at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born on Feb. 26, 1919, in Wayne Township, to Orion L. and Vera Opal Feikert Emrick. He married Hazel P. Whitaker on Feb. 16, 1973 and she survives in Cridersville.
Mr. Emrick was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. He had been a farmer, drove a rural route paper delivery for The Wapakoneta Daily News for 15 years and retired from Fisher Cheese where he had been a supervisor.
Additional survivors include two sons: Gary Emrick of Berryville, Va. and David (Maryann) Emrick of London, Ohio; two daughters: Sondra (Norb) Ebbeskotte of Delphos and Linda (Gary) Hollar of Elida; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; a sister, Elnora Emrick of Cridersville; three stepsons: Gary Wisner of Delphos, Danny (Cheryl) Wisner of Waynesfield and David (Michelle) Wisner of Ryan, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mildred (Steve) Behr of Rockhill, S.C.; 10 step-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the funeral home, with Rev. Charles Martindell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hazel.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.