Monday, March 29th, 2010
Louis Hierholzer, Sr.
Louis Joseph Hierholzer, Sr., 89, 1351 Touvelle St., Celina, died at 2:13 p.m. March 26, 2010, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Celina, to Edward Joseph and Mary Agnes Roemer Hierholzer. On June 4, 1960, he married Kathryn Louise Pfister, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Louis (Nancy) Hierholzer, Jr., Celina; two daughters, Louisa Josephine Hierholzer, Bethesda, Md., and Maryella Ruth Hierholzer, Columbia, Md.; and a grandson.
Deceased is a sister, Hilma Mary Hierholzer.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina where he served on the church's finance committee for seven years. He was a 1938 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. He also attended St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind., and St. Charles Seminary at Carthagena. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Gen. Patton's Artillery Division and in the Battle of the Bulge with the 216th Field Artillery Battalion 35th Infantry Division. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and a European Theatre Ribbon with five stars. He also served as a ground reporter in Western Europe.
He was an investment banker for 35 years and vice president for 25 years at the former Citizens Commercial Bank in Celina. He was a member and commander of Celina American Legion Post 210; was a charter member of the Celina Sertoma Club, where he served as treasurer for 10 years; served five years as a board member for Blue Cross; served five years as secretary of the former Otis Hospital in Celina; was past treasurer of the Mercer County Republican Party; was a 35-year member of the Shawnee Country Club in Lima; and was a member of the Celina Knights of Columbus Council 1800. He also served as chairman on the Celina Zoning Board of Appeals for 17 years.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial with graveside military rites by the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 and the American Legion Post 210 will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. today and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina. Prayer services will be held tonight at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Mercer County Right to Life.
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