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Harry Orval Schomburg

d. January 12, 2012

Harry Orval Schomburg

Harry Orval Schomburg, 80 of Defiance, formerly of Antwerp, passed away January 12, 2012 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Harry was born January 8, 1932 in Defiance County a son of the late Oscar & Inez (VanVlerah) Schomburg. He graduated from Ayersville High School in 1950, served in  the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict; was a member of the Defiance Elks & Eagles and the Antwerp American Legion Post. He was a fomer dispatcher at Dinner Bell Meats in Defiance Ohio and drove semi-truck in California. Harry was a member of Defiance Christian Church.

In 1971 he married Stella Rister, who passed way in 2006.

He will be sadly missed by his sons, Mark of Oklahoma; Thomas (Valerie) &  Jerome (Renee) both of California; David (Connie) of  Hicksville; & Timothy (Ida) of Florida; siblings, Thelma Frost, Laura Peffle all of Defiance; Robert (Sylvia) of  New Mexico; & Rickey (Carol) Schomburg of  Arizona, special friend, Etta Rister of Defiance; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and dog, Missy.

Preceding him in death are  his sons, Dennis, James & Joseph. sisters, Beverly Land & Frances; brothers, Ronald (Margie), Harold & Roger (Dorothy).

Viewing is at Dooley Funeral  Home, Antwerp, on Monday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm.

His funeral service is at  Defiance Christian Church, Tuesday, 11 am, with viewing one hour prior.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.

Memorials are to Defiance Christian Church or  Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

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Past Services


Monday, January 16, 2012

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Antwerp United Methodist Church

202 E River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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