Harold Grossheim


Harold A. Grossheim, 81, of Defiance, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Heart & Vascular Center in Toledo.

He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on April 18, 1932, the son of the late Albert and Helen (Schlichting) Grossheim. Harold was a member of St. John Catholic Church where he was a long-time usher. He was a volunteer member of the South Richland Fire Department and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was currently working at NAPA in Defiance and had previously worked at the Compo Corp. He married Beatrice Arend in 1977 and she survives.

Also surviving are five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie (Peters) Grossheim; a son and daughter who died in infancy; and a brother, Herbert Grossheim.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, with Father Todd Dominique officiating. Friends are invited to call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Suggested memorials are to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared at www.defiancefuneralhome.com.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Harold's passing.  I know you will miss him very much.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Pat Heilshorn Christy

  • Dear Bea:

    I am so sorry for your loss of Harold and sorry I

    can't be with you at this time. (cold,and sorethroat).

    Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and

    if there is anything that I can do please call me.  Love, Mary Ellen