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Roger Mullholand

Roger Nelson Mullholand, 75, of Carey, passed away July 1, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.
He was born at home in Carey, on Aug. 27, 1943, son of the late James and Lois (Spoon) Mullholand. He married Janice Rose (Lortz) on Oct. 23, 1971, in Carey. She survives in Carey.
Also surviving are his children, Eric (Stacey) Mullholand, Carey; Stacy (Rich) Koneval, Medina; and Trudy (Chris) Ratliff, Carey; six grandchildren, Brett and Reece Mullholand, Carey; Zachary and Marcus Koneval, Medina; and Raegan and Kobe Ratliff, Carey.
He is also survived by three sisters, Lisa (Alan) Loader, Vanlue, Lana Hoegner and Lori (Bill) Bowling, both of Findlay; and two brothers, Robert “Booger” and Thomas “Honkey” Mullholand, both of Carey.
Roger was preceded in death by a sister, Linda (Krout) Boyd; two brothers, James (Nick) and Michael Mullholand; and a brother-in-law, Stan Hoegner.
Roger graduated from Carey High School in 1961.
From 1966 to 1968 Roger proudly served our country in the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry, Infantry in Vietnam. During his time in Vietnam, he earned the Presidential Unit and Valorous Unit citations, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and the Air Medal. In 2012, Roger finally received his Purple Heart from Congressman Jim Jordan.
After returning from the military he worked as a dispatcher for the Village of Carey and at Snyder Lumber Co. where he helped build the Duralastic/Budd Company Roger was the first hourly employee hired and ultimately retired in 2000 as a supervisor.
Roger was a life long member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation. He was also a lifetime member of the Black-Lamberjack Post of the VFW Post #3759 and the Carey Earl Green Post #344 of the American Legion. He was also on the Carey Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years.
Roger was a fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed playing cards with the guys, taking family trips, traveling to over 39 states, camping and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
Visitation will be held Sunday, July 7,  from 2-6 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Tony Varghese Vattaparambil OFM, Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey, with military graveside rites being conducted by Carey Honor Guard.
Contributions may be made in Roger’s name to Bridge Home Health and Hospice or Carey Athletic Boosters and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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