Alvin B. Schulze, 91

Alvin B. Schulze, 91, of 215 Northway Drive, St. Marys, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. 

He was born on March 19, 1922, in Yorkshire, to John and Agatha (Streacker) Schulze.  He married Dolores Otting on Nov. 26, 1949, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Bernard J. “Benny” Schulze, St. Marys and Leonard C. Schulze of St. Marys; a daughter, Agnes V. (James) Schmerge of St. Marys; two brothers, Erwin (Eileen) Schulze of St. Rose and Victor (Judith) Schulze of McCartyville;  three grandchildren,  Richard Schulze, Amy Grillot and Holly Combs; and seven great-grandchildren, Victoria, Olivia, Norah, Cooper and Zebulon Grillot, Brianne Ballenger and Katelyn Combs.

He was also preceded in death by a son, William Schulze; a daughter, Kathryn Spurlock; a sister, Margaret Dircksen; five brothers, Elmer, Linus, Leander, Wilbert, Walter and John Schulze; and a great-grandson, Lennon Grillot.

Alvin was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.  He retired from Scott Miller Construction in St. Marys. 

He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, watching the Reds and most of all spending time with his family.

Visitation hours will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home in St. Marys, located at 1175 E. Greenville Road. 

To conclude the visitation, a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. 

A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Church in St. Marys, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating. 

The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Contributions can be made to Auglaize Industries in New Bremen.

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