Larry Zachrich


NAPOLEON -- Larry L. Zachrich, 74, of Napoleon, Ohio, died suddenly Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Henry County Hospital. He was born on February 27, 1940, to the late Virgil and Alma (Fouty) Zachrich. On November 26, 1960, he married Diana Demaline in Liberty Center.

As a young man, Larry joined his father in the family business, Zachrich's Trading Post, within the shadows of the Henry County Courthouse. Later, he became the sole owner and with his skilled eye for grading and buying furs and his solid business practices, the entrepreneur had buyers for his furs from literally around the world. His shop was also the welcome center for community members who regularly enjoyed the fellowship of one another.

He was a long-time member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Napoleon. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and friends, playing cards, and most of all having a good laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Diana; son, Brian (Tammy) Zachrich, of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughter, Kelly Zachrich, of Lewis Center, Ohio; grandchildren, Brittany, Matthew, and Andrew; sisters, Norma Hurst, Defiance and Barbara (Jack) D'Angelo, Napoleon; and his faithful canine companion, Molly.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Germaine Hatfield, and Joan Cutler; and nephew, Josh D'Angelo.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. today, May 25, at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 26, at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon. Interment will be Tuesday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at Zion Cemetery, Wauseon.

Memorials are suggested to Emanuel Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Columbus Cocker Rescue, or donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

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  • My sympathies to Larry's family. I was one year older that Larry and went to EUB Youth Group with him. I talked Larry into going out for football at Napoleon and he was an excellent halfback. He was a great Christina young man.  I havent seen him since high school, but would have recognized him from his picture. I was saddened and shocked to read his obituary. I grew up across the street from Germaine on Daggett Ave., but now live in Rochester, NY. I am saddened that I didn't get to talk to Larry recently.

        Dianne, you and my wife Patricia Turney from Wauseon are distant cousins. You share a great grandfather, William, b 1843. If you are interested I have the genealogy of the Demalines way back to Anne Boleyn and beyond.