Herbert Lee Zacharias, age 88 of Botkins, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Vancrest Health Care Center, in St. Marys. He was born on June 2, 1931 in Covington, Ohio to the late Arthur Clarence & Ethel Reva (Feitshans) Zacharias. On September 28, 1951 he married Lois Jean Brumbaugh, who survives, living in St. Marys. Herbert is also survived by his children: Terry (Linda) Zacharias of St. Marys, Randy (Miriam) Zacharias, Joel (Joann) Zacharias, both of Celina, Lorna (Pat) Deininger of Grand Island, FL; ten grandchildren: Veronica (Shawn) Mullins, David (Dana) Zacharias, Amy (Kevin) Moeller, Tina (Robert) Molloy, Marissa Zacharias, A. J. Zacharias, Alicia (Codey) Welker, Abbey (Ryan) Rutschilling, Alexis (Tyler) Faller, Justin (Brady) Crouch; eleven great grandchildren; sisters: Betty Zacharias, Reva Zacharias, both of Versailles, Norma Jay of Troy , Evelyn Curtis of Versailles and his sister-in-law Marion Zacharias of Covington. He was preceded in death by his brother Harold Zacharias and his brother-in-law Arthur Curtis.
Herbert served his country in the United States Army from 1955 until 1957. He was a life-long farmer and retired from Lotridge Rubber Company in Botkins. He enjoyed gardening and carpentry. Herbert and Jean also enjoyed traveling together and visited nearly every state in the United States.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday June 21, 2019 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Fr. Vince Wirtner C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the North Grove Cemetery in Celina. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 and an hour before services at the funeral home on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 959 West North St. Lima, Ohio 45805. Condolences may be shared on-line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.
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