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Frederick Elchert Sr.

Frederick Vincent Elchert Sr., 95, of New Riegel, passed away peacefully at home on July 19, 2019, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 16, 1924, in New Riegel, to Peter E. and Antionetta (Huss) Elchert. On June 2, 1945, he married Rose M. Scherger in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Millersville, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1991. He then married Anna M. (Daniel) Bouillon in St. Boniface Church on Sept. 17, 1993, and she survives.
Survivors include his wife Anna, New Riegel; four daughters, Jane (Robert) Clouse, Rose Ann (Tim) Cornett and Ruth Wade, all of Tiffin, and Lori (Chuck) Austerberry of Chesaning, Mich.; step-children, Marie (Gary) Schalk, Randall (Michiko) Bouillon, and Kristine (Jeff) Lucius, all of New Riegel, Betty Hammer of Helena, and Sharon (Jeff) Perry of Tiffin; daughters-in-law, Ginny Elchert of North Carolina and Brenda Elchert of New Riegel; 22 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Rose; sons, Frederick V. Elchert Jr. and William M. Elchert; four brothers, Edmund, Gerald, Richard and Loren; three sisters, Valeria Bentz, Bertha Rogier and Irene Walters; granddaughter, Annette Allison; son-in-law, Robert Wade; and step-son-in-law, Ken Hammer.
Frederick graduated from New Riegel High School in 1942 and was a lifetime farmer. He was a Big Spring Township trustee for 24 years, school bus driver and clerk for auctions. Frederick was a member of All Saints Parish New Riegel, served on St. Boniface Parish Council, was a member of Catholic Knights of Ohio for 50 plus years (now Catholic Order of Foresters), Knights of Columbus Council #608, Tiffin, New Riegel Moose Lodge #872, where he was past governor, Tiffin Eagles #402, New Riegel Young Farmers and Sandusky River Coonhunters. He was a member of the New Riegel 1941 state runner-up baseball team, past president of the New Riegel Parent Teachers Association and an honorary FFA member.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin. His funeral mass will be held Monday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Parish at the New Riegel site with the Rev. Timothy Kummerer and Fred’s nephew, the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery, New Riegel.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, Stein Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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