August 18, 1920 - February 22, 2019
Paul E. Lochard, 98, of Wapakoneta, died 9:05 a.m., Fri. Feb. 22, 2019, at The Gardens At Wapakoneta. He was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Shelby Co., OH, the son of Charles & Agnes (Rike) Lochard, who preceded him in death. He was married to Emma Ave Kah and she preceded him in death. Then on June 21, 1965, he married C. Janell Schneider, and she survives. Other survivors include, 5 children, Raymond (Kathy) Lochard, Wapakoneta, Thomas (Patricia) Lochard, Port Jefferson, OH, Anthony W. (Judy) Lochard, Spencerville, OH, Cynthia Ann (John) Klosterman, Wapakoneta, Marian Annette (James) Kreger, Toledo, OH, a former son-in-law, Karl Schlegel, Wapakoneta, 17 grandchildren, Eric Lochard, Tony Ray (Chris) Lochard, Michelle (Duane) Howard, Jill Lochard, Jeff (Patti) Lochard, Brad (Angie) Lochard, Adam Murray, Anthony (Kim) Lochard, Tim (Alex) Rostorfer, Brian (Myria) Rostorfer, Monica (Marc) Crist, Angela (Jon) Merricle, Danny (Linda) Klosterman, Katie (Jeff) Paulus, Nick (Samantha) Klosterman, Hans (Laura) Schlegel, & Heidi (Eric) Hahn, 43 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Lochard, and 2 brothers, Carl & William Lochard. Paul owned and operated Lochard’s Marathon, Wapakoneta, for over 30 years. He was a graduate of the Perry Twp. High School, Shelby Co., and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church, Wapakoneta, and a life member of the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445. He was a former member of the Wapakoneta Country club and the American Legion Post #330. Paul’s hobbies included golfing, playing bridge, walking, traveling, reading and watching the Cincinnati Reds. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta, Pastor Doug Pretorius officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445. The family will receive family and friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Mon. at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, and 1 hr. prior to the service Tues. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
Paul E. Lochard, 98, of Wapakoneta, died 9:05 a.m., Fri. Feb. 22, 2019, at The Gardens At Wapakoneta. He was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Shelby Co., OH, the son of Charles & Agnes (Rike) Lochard, who preceded him in death. He was married to Emma... View Obituary & Service Information
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