Harold D. Kreischer
Harold D. Kreischer

VAN WERT, Ohio – Harold D. Kreischer, 85, of Van Wert, died at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Van Wert County, a son of Lawrence and Edith (McClure) Kreischer, both of whom are deceased. His wife Cheryl L. (Wells) Kreischer survives him.

He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Thatcher and Sue Harting; a son, Jeff Kreischer; his grandchildren, Bryn Nicole Thatcher, Brock Thatcher, Clint Harting and Cole (Katie) Harting.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley, in infancy; brothers, Gaylord, Ralph, Robert, Floyd, his twin Gerald, Larry, Max, and Jimmie; and a sister, Barbara Bashore.

He had retired from Federal Mogul Corp. after 41 years of employment and he farmed for 60-plus years.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

He loved to play the harmonica and played it many, many times for a dear child, Jordy Custer. He accepted challenges as they came in his life with faith in God and went on with life. He was a skilled craftsman and stayed with a project until it was finished to his satisfaction. He also enjoyed spending many of his winters in Florida.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Farmer officiating. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Brickner Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will take place in Antwerp Maumee Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist Church and Van Wert Community Health Professionals Hospice.

Condolences may be left on the website: www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or emailed to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.