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George Schild

• Oct 29, 2015 at 11:35 AM

March 26, 1918 - July 02, 2007

NORWALK - George Schild, 89, of Norwalk, died Monday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

He was born March 26, 1918 in Peru Township, son of the late Harry and Mabel Schild. He was a 1936 Monroeville High School graduate.

He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 with the 6th Armored Division under George S. Patton during World War II. He was awarded the bronze star in the Battle of Bastogne or "The Battle of the Bulge." After the war, he started Schild's Food Town in Monroeville. Nine years later, he moved the business to Norwalk and opened Schild's IGA Foodliner.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Norwalk.

He pitched for minor-league teams for the Brooklyn Dodgers and truly enjoyed baseball, harness racing and the grocery business. He was an avid sport fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Ohio State sports and especially the Monroeville Eagles and his grandson's St. Paul Flyers. He would spend winters in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

He was a member of the Norwalk V.F.W. 2743, the Monroeville American Legion Post 547 serving two terms as Post Commander, the Norwalk American Legion Post 41, the Monroeville Roby Lodge 534 F.&A.M., the Norwalk Moose Lodge 1248, the Norwalk Elks Lodge 730, and the Huron Yacht Club.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Marian Braun Schild of Norwalk; two grandsons; a sister, Alice Ringholz of Monroeville; and brothers, Robert Schild of Powell and Donald Schild of North Eaton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma R. (White) Schild; a sister, Myrtle Dirringer; and a brother, James Schild.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, where a service will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Wiechers, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will follow in Milan Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or to St. Paul Faithful Stewards of Tomorrow, St. Paul Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio 44857.


May 17, 1925 July 2, 2007

WILLARD Edna L. Hargrove, 82, of Willard, died Monday at the Willard Healthcare Center.

She was born May 17, 1925 in Willard, daughter of the late Christopher and Sadie (Johnson) Smith and had been a resident of Willard most of her life. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Willard, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a mother of the church.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bradford and Vonna Smith of Mansfield, and Greg and Kim Hargrove of Willard; a daughter, Lolita Harris of Willard; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Robert Harris of Willard; sisters, Ida Rose Smith of Cleveland, Maxine Thompson of Willard, Sadie Hayes of Cleveland, Mary Davis of Atlanta, Martha Smith of Cleveland, and Lillian Gregory of Plymouth, Mass.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Hargrove; and brothers, Harold, Willis, John, Lee, Chris, L.H. and J.C. Smith.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church on Elizabeth Street in Willard. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard with the Rev. Jeffrey Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in the Greewood Cemetery in Willard.

Memorial gifts may be sent to First Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family atwww.secorfuneralhome.com. PATRICIA J. PEABODY

Jan. 23, 1928 July 02, 2007

SANDUSKY Patricia J. Peabody, 79, of Sandusky, died Monday morning at Firelands Regional Medical Center's Main Campus in Sandusky after a short battle with lung cancer.

She was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Butler, Pa. A graduate of Ohio University, she earned a degree in economics, and received her teaching degree from Bowling Green State University. She was a buyer at the Higbee Company in Cleveland after college. In 1969 she taught at Christie Lane Schools in Norwalk, retiring in 1992.

She lived in Norwalk from 1956 until 1977 when her husband, Thurman J. Peabody, died. She then lived in Wakeman on the family farm until moving to Sandusky in 1993. She was a former member of Norwalk St. Paul, Wakeman St. Mary, and attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky.

In her later years, Patti was an avid gardener, enjoyed to travel, visit with her grandchildren, and volunteered at the Sandusky Merry Go-Round Museum and the Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus.

Patti is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kelly Peabody of Hawaii, David and Barbara Peabody of Dublin, and Douglas Peabody of Columbus; and five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Peabody in 1977; parents, George and Eva Kohl; and her sisters, Georgia and Billie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, with the Rev. David Cirata, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial gifts may be sent to any of the following: Christie Lane Schools, 306 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk, Ohio 44857; Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44879; American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; or Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, Ohio 44824.

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