Charles F. Goliver


Charles F. Goliver, 67, of Defiance, passed away on December 23, 2012, at the Brookview Health Care Center.

He was born on February 13, 1945, to Fred and Marie (Thomas) Goliver at Lima. Charles worked as a fire fighter and EMT for the Defiance Fire Department. On July 24, 1965, he married Paulene Hohenberger. Charles and Paulene lived in Defiance.

Charlie was the Captain of the Defiance Firefighters and also an EMT retiring in 1993, was on the South Richland Volunteer Fire Dept., formerly worked at Dinner Bell Foods in Archbold and Arnie Loeffler Construction. He taught Regional Fire Training at Bowling Green and state classes in Columbus and was a instructor and salesman at Hurst Tools-Jaws of Life. He was a member of the Defiance Masons Lodge and Zenobia Shrine holding various offices, the Defiance Eagle Aerie 372, past president and trustee and a member of the Grand Rapids Sportsmen's Club.

When Charlie was not spending time with his family, he enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, golf, woodworking, cooking, collecting John Deere buckles and model tractors and spending time with his many friends. He was a member of the I.A.F.F. International Association of Fire Fighters, Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers, supported Make a Wish Foundation and he and his son, Shawn, were involved with the Toledo Extreme Home Make Over.

Charles is survived by his loving spouse of 47 years, Paulene of Defiance; sons, Dr. Chris A (Barb) Goliver of Bowling Green and Shawn M. (Andrea) Goliver of Defiance; grandchildren, Jake and Katie Goliver of Bowling Green and Elijah and Isaiah Goliver of Defiance.

He was preceded in death by father, Fred Goliver; mother, Marie Goliver and his in-laws, Richard (Helen) Hohenberger.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance with an 8 p.m. fireman's walk through.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11 a.m. at the Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio, with Rev. Ed Briggeman and Deacon Jeff Mayer, officiating. A lunch in Charlie's honor will be held after the memorial service at the Eagle's Hall.

Memorials in Charlie's name are suggested to the Make-a-Wish Foundation - Toledo. Online condolences can be given at

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