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Merle James Holcomb
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1929
Helena
Sandusky County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 2006
Pemberville
Wood County
Ohio, USA

Merle J. Holcomb, 76 of Pemberville, died Sunday at Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Village. He was born on November 24, 1929 in Scott Township to David D. and Lucille I. (Smith) Holcomb. Merle was a 1948 graduate of Gibsonburg High School.

On October 21, 1950 he married Gay Smith at St. John's Lutheran Church, Fremont and she survives. Merle worked in maintenance at the Pfizer plant for 32 years and at Redland for 13 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pemberville where he served as a church trustee and he was a member of the Choir and dartball league. Merle was also a member of the Veracious Voices of Victory Community Choir.

Surviving are children, Doug (Janell) Holcomb of Fremont, Jeff (Linda) Holcomb of Gibsonburg, Denny (Christi) Holcomb of Paducah, KY, Amy (Rod) Lanning of Bowling Green, OH; eleven gandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; siblings, David, Richard, George (Linda) all of Gibsonburg, Mike (Marcia) of Riverview, FL and John Also of Gibsonburg. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Herman-Kinn-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg. Services will be held on Thursday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pemberville at 10:30 a.m. with one hour visitation prior to services at the church. Pastor David Wietleman will be officiating. Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Music Fund, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Center. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Delmar Holcomb (1901 - 1976)
  Lucille Irene Smith Holcomb (1903 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Hazel Gayetta Smith Holcomb (1932 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Delmar Holcomb (1925 - 2015)*
  Merle James Holcomb (1929 - 2006)
  George J. Holcomb (1932 - 2013)*
  William Plin Holcomb (1940 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Union Cemetery
Gibsonburg
Sandusky County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: John Tate
Record added: Oct 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79327699
Merle James Holcomb
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Merle James Holcomb
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Merle James Holcomb
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