Paul Shartzer


NAPOLEON -- Paul H. Shartzer, 83, of Napoleon, died peacefully at the Napoleon Lutheran Home on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

He was born March 9, 1930, in

Napoleon, to the late William Shartzer and Ruth (Menger-ink) Shartzer. On August 5, 1951, he

married Jennie Cortright at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon where he formerly served as an usher and served on the St. Paul school board.

Paul served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 300 for 50 years, the VFW Post 8218, the AMVETS Post 1313 and was formerly very active in the Lions Club. Paul was honored by the Napoleon High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

He was the owner and operator of Bill's Carry Out in Napoleon from 1967-84. He formerly worked for the Rausch Lumber Company and was also a mail courier for a number of years. Paul loved northern Ontario, Canada, for its fishing, hunting and nature. He spent vacation each summer at the cottage they owned. He also enjoyed the Florida sunshine during the winters, gardening and lawn care.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Jennie of Napoleon; and daughters, Jolyn Heavener of Maumee, Ohio, and Julie (William) Sparkman of Napoleon; four grandchildren, Brittany Ohlrich, Derek Hahn, Jared Olds and Jackson Heavener; a great-grandson, Otto Heavener; and sisters, Sandra Bain of Jacksonville, Fla., Judy Miller of Port Orange, Fla., Shirley (Larry) Dennie of Bryan, Ohio, and Barbara (Dean) Helberg of Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Shartzer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, with Pastors Peter Marcis and Charles Kramer officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Napoleon, with military honors accorded by the Napoleon joint veterans posts. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, at Rodenberger Funeral Home in Napoleon and from 10-11 a.m. Monday prior to services at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or a charity of the donor's choice.

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